Police: Fight outside Downtown McDonald’s left man paralyzed
A man who was in a fight Monday night at the Wood Street McDonald’s restaurant is paralyzed with a spinal cord injury, according to the criminal complaint filed against a woman charged with assaulting him. He remains in the intensive care unit of Allegheny General Hospital.
The fight started shortly after 10 p.m., when the man, identified in the complaint as Marc Conn, and a woman he was with got into an argument with a man who was sitting behind them.
. A McDonald’s employee, Roneese Davis, 25, of Pittsburgh’s Perry North neighborhood, confronted Conn who was with the woman. Davis and another McDonald’s employee, who hasn’t been charged, started fighting with the couple.
It wasn’t clear from the complaint if Davis was working at the time of the fight.
The fight spilled outside the restaurant. Video footage from the restaurant, city cameras and Facebook video from a bystander showed Davis punching Conn once in the back of the head, knocking him out, according to the criminal complaint.
Davis has been charged with aggravated assault and is in police custody.
Police are asking any witnesses to call detectives at 412-255-2827.
An employee at the McDonald’s said workers are not allowed to comment on the incident.
Tom Davidson is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tom at 724-226-4715, [email protected] or via Twitter .