They say the best way to handle negative publicity is to get out in front of the situation.
That’s exactly what an Atlanta rapper charged in the December stabbing of a 17-year-old Dunkin’ employee did Wednesday when a video of his arrest was posted to his 300,000 Instagram followers.
Marquavis Goolsby, who goes by the stage name Dae Dae, was identified earlier this month in connection with last year’s attack at the Union City doughnut shop, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.
Union City police arrested the rapper in Suwanee on Wednesday afternoon on one count of aggravated assault, department spokesman Officer Jerome Turner said. Shortly after Goolsby’s arrest, a video of officers leading him away in handcuffs was posted to his Instagram page.
Police were called to the Dunkin’ on Jonesboro Road the evening of Dec. 5 following a violent interaction between an employee and an irate customer, authorities said. According to the incident report, the teenage girl told police that a man pulled up to the drive-thru shortly before 6 p.m. in a red Audi. He became upset “due to him not being able to get what he wanted,” the report said.
The man, later identified as the 28-year-old rapper, left the restaurant but returned just a few minutes later and continued to argue with the employee, leading to a physical fight, police said.
During the fight, the suspect pulled a knife and swung it several times at the girl in her Dunkin’ uniform. The incident was captured on video and posted to Instagram.
When officers responded, they found the employee with a cut on her left arm, authorities said. She declined to be taken to the hospital, and the suspect was gone by the time police arrived.
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