IC Arby's Employees Arrested After Kitchen Brawl
Two Arby's employees were arrested Wednesday after brawling in the restaurant's kitchen over a break that allegedly went too long.
Iowa City Police were called to Gateway Plaza just before 8pm after a caller reported being assaulted by the manager. Police say the caller, identified as 35-year-old Arby's employee Gabriel Keith Usher of Ridgeway Drive, had been fighting with his manager, 24-year-old Matthew James Dugger of the Western Hills Estates manufactured housing community in Coralville. Usher had taken issue with Dugger's status and work ethic at the restaurant. Dugger told investigators that he ordered Usher to "stop with the attitude", and Usher responded by "getting into" Dugger's face.
Multiple witnesses said Dugger and Usher had been in an argument over an excessively-long break. The fight became physical and the two began wrestling on the floor of the restaurant.
Several items were found on the ground in the kitchen and dining areas, and the entire incident was recorded on surveillance video.
Dugger and Usher are each charged with Disorderly Conduct and face a maximum of 30 days in jail.