Trial to Begin for Women Accused in McDonald’s Hiring Fair Fiasco

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Jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday for the trial of two women accused of turning a McDonald’s hiring fair into a dangerous fiasco.

Prosecutors say Stacey Matthews, 23, of Cleveland and Cedrica Johnson, 24, of East Cleveland, drove to the McDonald’s on East 105th Street and St. Clair Avenue on April 19 with the intent to confront two females who were waiting to interview as part of the chain’s “National Hiring Day” event.

When they arrived at the restaurant, Johnson allegedly threatened the targets with scissors but McDonald’s employees intervened.

Matthews is accused of striking five people when she drove her car in reverse.

Several people were injured and required medical attention at local hospitals.

The women were indicted on charges of felonious assault and assault.

After jury selection, the trial is expected to begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday.