Patron charged after incident at Dover Wawa

DOVER — A 34-year-old Dover woman was charged after allegedly assaulting a Wawa store employee Wednesday after a mistake was supposedly made with her order, Dover Police said.

According to authorities, the alleged incident at 1450 Forrest Ave. occurred at 8:46 p.m. after Tiffany Evans placed a sandwich order. While a male employee was preparing the sandwich, police said, Ms. Evans began to yell at him because she believed he was making a mistake. A female co-worker than told the customers to stop talking like that and that another sandwich would be made, police claimed.

Ms. Evans began to argue with the female employee and then allegedly threw a cup of hot coffee in the employee’s face, causing burns to her face, police said. The coffee also struck the male employee, causing damage to his personal cell phone that was in his pocket, and damaged approximately $200 worth of food products in the sandwich prep area, police said.

The female employee victim walked around the counter and continued to argue with Ms. Evans, who then pepper sprayed the employee in the face, police said. She then fled in a white Honda Accord, police said. Ms. Evans was identified by the tag number on the vehicle and later turned herself in to the Dover Police Department without incident, authorities said.

Tiffany Evans

The Wawa store was forced to close for over an hour to allow the pepper spray to dissipate and cleanup the food prep area that was damaged by the thrown coffee.

Police said the female employee was transported by ambulance for minor injuries as a result of the hot coffee being thrown at her.

Charges included second- and third-degree assault, offensive touching, criminal mischief (two counts), terroristic threatening and disorderly conduct. Ms. Evans was released on $7,800 unsecured bond.


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