Cops: Irate Wawa customer tries to strangle worker

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Police say Terron Reed was arrested after assaulting and threatening workers at a New Castle, Del., Wawa. (Photo from Google Maps)

When Wawa employees told Terron Reed his order couldn't be prepared as requested, he apparently didn't take the news too well.

Instead of adjusting his meal, the 36-year-old Bear, Del., man threw a coffee display stand at a worker, then tried to strangle her, threw her to the ground, and threatened to shoot other employees before leaving the convenience store, according to Delaware State Police.

Police said the bizarre altercation happened at the Wawa at 1400 Beaverbrook Plaza in New Castle about 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

After Reed placed his order at the store's deli area and was told it couldn't be made as he wanted, he became disorderly, police said.

After attacking the 23-year-old employee behind the deli counter, he fled from the parking lot in an SUV ut was stopped by troopers nearby on Route 13, officials said.

The woman wasn't hurt in the incident.

Reed was charged with strangulation, disorderly conduct, terroristic threats, driving under the influence, and other traffic offenses.

He was arraigned and released on $5,500 bail.