A Land O' Lakes woman's charge of criminal mischief is being investigated as a hate crime after she attacked a woman in a McDonald's drive-thru on Saturday, according to Pasco County authorities.
Tashalyn Causey was driving her Dodge Nitro with her daughter in the front passenger seat and entering the McDonald's drive-thru at 2420 Land O' Lakes Blvd. about 1:30 p.m. when she nearly hit Jasmine Spring Hobbs, 19, who was on a skateboard. Causey told deputies she didn't see Hobbs.
As Causey was waiting in the drive-thru, Hobbs, 21311 McKaig Lane, approached the car and started cursing at Causey and using a racial slur. Hobbs then, according to deputies, slammed her skateboard on the roof of the car, threatening to beat up Causey and calling her a racial slur. The incident was witnessed by Causey's daughter as well as the employee working one of the McDonald's drive-thru windows.
Hobbs was arrested 30 minutes later near her home and taken to the Land O' Lakes Jail. She was released Sunday afternoon after posting a $150 bond.