PD: Woman arrested for throwing coffee at Taco Bell employee

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(Source: Cottonwood Police Dept.) (Source: Cottonwood Police Dept.)
(Source: Cottonwood Police Dept.) (Source: Cottonwood Police Dept.)

A Cottonwood woman was arrested for allegedly throwing her cup of coffee in the face of a Taco Bell employee.

Police say the woman was upset because her coffee was not hot enough.

Rochelle Moreno, 30, was charged with assault and disorderly conduct.

Officers were called to Taco Bell during the morning hours of August 31.

They had received reports that Moreno had thrown a cup of coffee on one employee, then physically fought another after she confronted them because she said her coffee was not hot enough.

Moreno had gone through the drive-thru and ordered coffee. When she got to the window, police say she asked for a “fresh cup” because she believed the coffee sat too long before she received her order.

The employee at the window thought Moreno was asking for an extra cup so she handed her one.

Witnesses said it appeared Moreno was infuriated by this, drove around to the front and came into the restaurant.

Once inside, police say Moreno yelled at the employees and caused a scene. She was asked to wait outside. An employee tried to capture her license plate with his cellphone when Moreno allegedly tried to knock his phone out of his hand.

When he put his other arm up to block her, police say that Moreno threw her cup of coffee on him, causing first degree burns to his face and neck.

The victim was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Based on his injuries, police say the coffee was hot, not warm.

Moreno was later located at her residence where she was charged with two counts of assault and one count of disorderly conduct.

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