Tina Drouin, 49, of Quincy, Mass allegedly got into an fight with the sandwich maker at the Famous Nathans Hot Dog in the Quincy T station.
Drouin allegedly got upset when the worker put too many pickles on her sandwich. She began using profanities and wanted a refund for her sandwich. The worker refused to refund her and Drouin then allegedly punched the worker twice in her face and broke jars of pickles on display in the store.
Drouin then left the restaurant but stopped by police moments later. There she admitted the worker put too many pickles on her sandwich.
Drouin was not arrested by the MBTA Police because the police lacked the arrest powers in her case. Drouin is accused of simple assault and battery and because that is a misdemeanor that was not witnessed by a police officer the police must summons her to a clerk magistrates or a show case hearing.
A show cause hearing is also called a clerk’s hearing and it is conducted to determine if there is enough evidence to issue a criminal complaint. If a clerk finds that probable cause exists the clerk will issue the complaint. Probable cause means that is more likely than not that a crime occurred.
Attorney Patrick Donovan is a former Assistant District Attorney that worked in the Quincy District Court. Attorney Donovan has been extremely successful in representing people in clerk magistrates hearing in Massachusetts. Attorney Donovan is dedicated to being the best Massachusetts criminal attorney.