Macon police are investigating a report of the manager of MM Gas and Food on Montpelier Avenue being burned when a customer heated up soup in a microwave at the store and threw it in his face, causing second- and third-degree burns.
Police arrested Nicole Bateman, 28, and charged her with aggravated battery, disorderly conduct and shoplifting.
According to a report, at about 3:45 Thursday morning, Bateman had taken soup off a store shelf and heated it in the microwave.
She allegedly started to eat the soup before paying for it. When the victim confronted her, she became verbally abusive.
The victim locked the door to prevent Bateman from leaving.
As he was locking the door, she allegedly threw the soup at him, scalding him on the face, arm, neck and chest area.
Officers arrived at the scene and say they confirmed the victim’s story through surveillance video at the store. Bateman was taken to the Bibb County jail.
According to the report, officers checked on the victim the following day, and he had blisters and burns. Officers called EMT units to check on the victim.