. . . but this is the first time I’ve ever actually seen an account that actually might qualify.
A customer at a restaurant in Australia was disturbed about the bill for his meal. So he decided to take matters into his own hands.
After an arguing with restaurant employees about his bill, he went behind the counter and attempted to get money from the cash register. One of the employees went to another part of the restaurant to call authorities. The second tried to restrain the man.
The man struck the second employee in the chest, and tossed the cash register on the floor.
Bad move. The second employee – 27 y/o Joanna Tarnosk – defended herself by throwing a vat of hot chili in the man’s face.
Apparently it really was weapons-grade chili. The man was still on the floor when police arrived.
The man was arrested, taken to a hospital, treated for minor burns – and then was arrested and charged with assault and “intent to steal”.
The chili sauce was said by employees to be “a secret recipe and a specialty at the restaurant”.