Who is Austin Addison? Wiki, Biography, Age, Arrested, Charges, Investigation Report

Austin Addison Wiki – Biography

Austin Addison is the Pennsylvania man facing minor charges after he was accused of slapping a Burger King worker across the face. The incident was recorded and the video has circulated widely on social media, prompting speculation about what prompted the

Video of the confrontation went viral in early August, but court records show the incident occurred in late June. Heavy reached out to the Butler Township Police for more information. We have requested a copy of the arrest report and this post will be updated once we hear back.

Addison has either suspended or deleted his social media accounts. But screenshots from his Facebook page have circulated online. The biographical information lists a job as a cashier at Harbor Freight Tools.

TMZ, citing a Harbor Freight Tools spokesperson, reported Addison was not an employee of the store at the time of the confrontation at Burger King. The representative told TMZ that “while they don’t condone his actions,” the slapping incident was not related to his employment status.

Heavy called the Harbor Freight Tools store located in Butler, Pennsylvania, to confirm this information. A supervisor directed us to the corporate office for questions. We have not yet heard back.

According to screenshots of Addison’s Facebook account, he was previously part of the Army Junior ROTC, which is a high school program. Addison wrote that he was a staff sergeant in the program.

According to court documents, Addison lives in Lyndora, which is a census-designated community in Butler County. A search of online records suggests Addison lives with his mother.

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Austin Addison Age

Austin Addison’s age is unknown.

Charges

The video that has gone viral on Twitter picks up late into the confrontation at the Burger King. In the clip, the man now identified as Addison was leaning forward across the counter facing a male worker. Addison had one arm raised and was pointing it at someone else behind the counter.

Addison was heard screaming, “Can’t f****** count but for robbery and stealing stuff.” As he said this, Addison threw what looked like a menu into the air and shoved another piece of paper across the counter. He took one step back, before leaning in and pointing again. “She needs to get the f*** out here before I get her put in jail for the rest of her life.”

The Burger King worker replied, “Sir, you are on camera right now.” As he finished that thought, Addison was recording slapping him across the face with his left hand. The slap knocked the worker’s glasses off his face. Addison then walked out of the restaurant.

The clip is only about 13 seconds and it’s unclear what happened beforehand to prompt the yelling and the slap. TMZ reported that Addison was upset about receiving fewer chicken nuggets than he had ordered.

The video does not include any racial language and the girl or woman Addison was referencing was not seen on-camera. As the video spread on social media, viewers speculated that the incident had a racial component. Fox News included in a headline that the slap happened after an “alleged racist rant.” Heavy has not yet verified whether investigators believe race was a factor. We reached out to both the Butler Township Police and the Butler County District Attorney’s Office to request the arrest report.

Criminal Record

Addison is facing minor charges related to the Burger King incident. According to records available from the Butler County Court of Common Pleas, the charges include:

Criminal Mischief
Disorderly Conduct
Harassment

The criminal mischief charge is a second-degree misdemeanor, which in Pennsylvania, carries a possible punishment of up to two years behind bars and a fine up to $5,000 if convicted.

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The other two charges are listed as summary offenses, which typically result in fines of no more than $300 if convicted. According to the state’s legal code, a person “is guilty of disorderly conduct if, with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, he: creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose of the actor.”

As for the harassment charge, court documents show the statute Addison faces is “Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact.” It is described in the state’s legal code as such:

“A person commits the crime of harassment when, with intent to harass, annoy or alarm another, the person:
(1) strikes, shoves, kicks or otherwise subjects the other person to physical contact, or attempts or threatens to do the same.”

Investigation Report

Court documents, available online on the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania website, show the incident at Burger King happened on June 26. A complaint was filed on July 8 and Addison was arrested on July 30. Records show he was released on his own recognizance, meaning he did not need to pay bail or post bond.

The Butler County District Attorney’s Office is prosecuting the case. Records show Addison declined a public defender but a private attorney was not listed on the docket sheet.

The case was transferred from a Magisterial District Court to the Butler County Court of Common Pleas on August 3. Addison’s arraignment hearing was scheduled for September 22.

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