Man Convicted of Assault for Punching McDonald's Employee After Sundae Arrived with Hot Fudge on the Bottom

A Tennessee man who lost his cool after a McDonald's employee handed him a sundae with the hot fudge on the bottom was convicted of assault and could spend up to a year behind bars.

The incident in question occurred in February 2010, when Knoxville resident James Davis Wilson ordered a sundae, expecting the hot fudge to be poured on top.

"The food appeared to be right, but the dessert, it had chocolate on the bottom," Wilson told a jury of his peers at the Knox County Criminal Court earlier this week. "The hot fudge should be on top. It freezes up when you get fudge on the bottom of it. I asked them to redo it."

The store's assistant manager, Brad Skelton, refused, saying Wilson was looking to pay the price of a plain sundae, which costs ten cents less.

An altercation ensued, which ultimately resulted in Wilson punching Skelton in the face. Wilson claimed Skelton used a racial slur and tried to rush him as he headed for the exit.

The jury didn't buy Wilson's self-defense argument and found him guilty of misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct. He was fined $1,050 and now faces the possibility of spending 364 days in jail.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for September 27th.

[photos via AP, McDonald's]