Teen Arrested in Drive-Through Spinach Attack

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A 17-year-old boy has been arrested for what police initially described as a prank gone wrong at a California restaurant drive-through.

Police say a 21-year-old worker at a Boston Market in Roseville suffered second-degree burns when someone threw a creamed spinach dish at his face Friday night.

Roseville police Lt. Michael Doane says the attack appeared to be a prank known as "fire in the hole," in which people video-record themselves throwing food or drinks into the faces of drive-through workers.

The Sacramento Bee reports the teen turned himself in Wednesday, accompanied by his parents. He was booked on suspicion of committing battery causing great bodily harm.

Police are still trying to determine whether the three other youths who were in the car during the assault should be arrested.

The Bee reports that the worker, David Almas, was treated for serious face and neck burns.
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