Cops: McDonald’s employee inked a minor
AUGUST 10–An employee who turned a McDonald’s into a makeshift tattoo parlor is behind bars, charged with inking a juvenile inside the South Carolina eatery late Friday evening, police report.
Investigators today arrested Brandon D’Marcus Presha, 28, on a pair of criminal charges in connection with the August 6 tattooing at a McDonald’s in Laurens, a city about 70 miles from Columbia.
Presha, pictured above, is being held in the county jail on $25,000 bond. He has been charged with tattooing a minor and tattooing without a license.
Police learned of the tattooing after witnesses posted videos showing Presha–wearing gloves and seated at a table in the McDonald’s dining room–working on his underage client. Police have not revealed the age of the juvenile, whose arm was tattooed by Presha.
According to the McDonald’s website, the restaurant in Laurens is open 24 hours.
Presha pleaded guilty in December to a felony assault and battery charge, for which he was sentenced to three years in prison. A judge, however, suspended the sentence and placed Presha on probation for two years.
Presha, who spent 53 days in custody before copping his plea, was originally charged with “assault/attempted murder,” according to court records. His arrest today will likely prompt prosecutors to file a probation violation charge with regard to the 2020 assault conviction.