Harrowing surveillance footage captured at a McDonald’s drive thru has been released by authorities and it shows the moment when a battered mother tried to escape with her two-year-old daughter from the clutches of the child’s father – going so far as to try to hand off the little girl to the drive thru cashier.
In the video, Jessica Wilson can be seen suddenly jumping out of the car with her toddler in tow. The child’s father, 27-year-old Levenski Crossty, puts the car in park and chases the pair through the passenger side of the car, violently grabbing Wilson by the arm.
The mother manages to briefly pull free of Crossty and make it to the other side of the car, where the drive thru employee can be seen reaching out to take hold of the terrified little girl. Instead, Crossty wrests the girl out of Wilson’s hands, jumps back into the car and drives away, leaving the mother stranded.
According to officials, Crossty had broken into Wilson’s home just prior to the incident and accused her of cheating on him. She tried to lock herself in the bathroom, but he forced his way inside and gruesomely beat her.
That’s when Crossty ordered Wilson and her four children into the car, where he continued to beat Wilson and demanded to see her cellphone. She devised an escape plan by telling him that the children were hungry and needed to eat, but as the footage shows, things went horribly wrong.
Now, Crossty faces charges of felonious assault, theft, abduction, and kidnapping.