Posted on May 23, 2022

Pregnant Lakeland Woman Arrested After Tantrum, Twerking at McDonald’s

Dylan Abad, WFLA, May 20, 2022

Deputies arrested a Lakeland woman who was caught on camera having an “outburst” at a McDonald’s Thursday, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Tianis Jones, 22, of Lakeland, is facing several charges after deputies said she stormed inside the fast-food restaurant around 5:30 p.m. and “became enraged” after her online order was messed up.

When employees tried to deescalate the situation by offering a discount, Jones “turned violent” and walked behind the counter where a security camera caught her throwing cups at employees, Polk Sheriff Grady Judd said.


Deputies said a family member tried to pull Jones out of the store but the woman instead called 911 to complain about her botched order.

“I’m five months pregnant,” Jones can be heard telling a 911 operator. “These people don’t know how to run a m———– McDonald’s!”

Deputies said the commotion lasted roughly 10 minutes before Jones’ relative and another woman convinced her to leave the store.

As she walked out, Judd said Jones was caught on camera lifting her shirt and twerking at the employees.