On July 8, 2019 at 6:06 PM, the Lower Allen Township Police Department was dispatched to McDonald's for an assault of an employee by a customer. The suspect was described as a white male with a beard/goatee, wearing a blue tank top who left in a blue SUV toward Cedar Cliff High School.
The customer was described as very intoxicated and was being rude and profane. The guy was having difficulty standing and had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. After getting his food, he dropped his cup and started yelling at the employees. The suspect then went behind the counter and grabbed an employee by the throat and shoved him.
The male left in blue Chevrolet Equinox with a PA registration. Through the registration, the suspect was identified as Joseph Anthony Flippo. It was discovered that another police agency had a public drunkenness incident with him on his way home from McDonald's.