Man Arrested After Cheesecake Factory Promotion Chaos

Police arrested a man after he refused to leave a Cheesecake Factory in Arlington, Virginia, where he and a crowd of unruly DoorDash drivers were picking up orders during a free cheesecake promotion on Wednesday, December 5.

Earlier this week, Cheesecake Factory announced that it would give away 40,000 free slices of cheesecake to customers ordering through a new DoorDash app. On Wednesday, the high volume of orders crippled an Arlington location. Due to severe delays as well as a number of parking issues outside the restaurant, a crowd of drivers for the food delivery company grew restless and scuffles broke out. When police responded to the location and asked drivers to leave, one man refused.

Video taken in the restaurant by a DoorDash driver shows police pinning a man to the ground and putting him in handcuffs. He is expected to be charged with disorderly conduct, a police spokeswoman told media. Credit: Remy Hendra via Storyful