David Timbers -- the Mantua man who got national notoriety with his fast food when a security video showed him hurling hot coffee at a doughnut-shop worker in a dispute over the bill -- has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.
Timbers, 52, entered the guilty plea Tuesday before Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Rayford A. Means. Means set sentencing for Jan. 24 and ordered a presentence report and mental health evaluation for Timbers.
Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Hoffman said Timbers’ plea did not include any agreement on a sentence. Hoffman said aggravated assault is a first-degree felony punishable by a prison term of up to 20 years.
Police said Timbers walked in to the Fresh Donuts shop on Lancaster Avenue near 39th Street on May 8 and ordered a turkey sandwich and coffee but then got into an argument with the server when she claimed that he had not paid for the sandwich.