UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI) - A heated confrontation at a University City FroYo Frozen Yogurt shop ended with a cashier throwing frozen yogurt on a customer, according to police.
Security video from the business shows a customer throwing money at a cashier. Seconds later you can see the cashier throw a bowl of frozen yogurt at the customer.
The customer, Andrew Caldwell, said he was trying to get a discount on his yogurt, adding that the cashier called him a homosexual slur.
“The bowl hit me all in my face, my nose,” Caldwell said.
Caldwell gained some recognition in 2014, when an internet video of him at a church went viral.
In the video, Caldwell announced, “I don't like men no more.”
Caldwell said ever since then, people have attacked him when out in public. He believes the cashier recognized him from the video.
However, the cashier tells a different story.
Fox 2’s Anthony Kiekow asked Stephanie Diaz if she called Caldwell a homosexual slur Thursday.
“That is not true,” she said. “I am gay.”
Diaz also said that she had never seen Caldwell’s viral video and that he started the confrontation.
“He showed me his driver’s license, and he was like, ‘I need a (expletive) discount, you (expletive),” Diaz said.
Diaz said that the verbal assault continued as Caldwell threw his money at her.
“I felt offended, so I threw it,” she said.
Diaz has been charged with third-degree assault. Her employer has not decided if she will also lose her job.