Barmaid who threw tampon at McDonald's worker says prank has ruined her life | News.com.au
- Barmaid says she's lost everything
- Accuses people of over-reacting
- "I have fun but I'm not a bad person"
Rebecca Crimmins says people need to lighten up. Picture: Megan Slade Source: The Courier-Mail
A BARMAID who threw a wet tampon at a McDonald's worker "for a laugh" says the drunken prank has ruined her life.
Rebecca Leigh Crimmins, who pleaded guilty to common assault in the Noosa Magistrates Court, said she had "pretty much lost everything" since the tampon-tossing incident in the early hours of September 25.
She accused some people of over-reacting to the incident.
The court last week heard a drunk Ms Crimmins had dabbed a McDonald's worker's hand with a wet tampon, before throwing it at him, when she went through the restaurant's drive-through at Noosaville.
The confessed "27-year-old hooligan" said the tampon was only wet with cordial.
The promotional model, who was sacked from the Noosa Surf Life Saving Club over the incident, said the fast-food staff had "made a mountain out of a molehill".
"When the police came around, I thought 'you've got to be kidding'," she said.
But victim Luke Clareburt said he was shocked by the incident. "I didn't know what was on the tampon," he said.
"She deserves everything she gets. She's got no one to blame but herself."
Ms Crimmins, originally from Rockhampton, said people needed to "lighten up".
"All my friends think it's hilarious," she said. "My parents have been answering the phone saying 'hello, tampon tossers'.
"I have fun but I'm not a bad person."