An Orinda teen who allegedly assaulted a worker at the Moraga Taco Bell location on Moraga Road Sunday is in custody and facing a charge of aggravated assault after witnesses said he jumped the counter at the business and began throwing punches.
The unnamed worker was hospitalized as a result of the assault, according to police, and the juvenile suspect was eventually arrested after fleeing the area by car. His name was not given due to his age.
Moraga police investigators said Monday that the incident, which occurred at 2:20 p.m. and briefly closed the restaurant as police conducted their investigation, has been referred to the juvenile division of the district attorney’s office for review.
Investigators said the exact cause of the incident remains under investigation but the suspect and victim were “not strangers” and it does not appear to be a transaction gone wrong.