Under a new city law, straws are provided only to customers who ask for them. When the clerk explained that's why the dispenser was empty, Taylor began arguing with her, then grabbed her shirt, Biandudi said.
The video shows the employee fighting back as other employees step in.
"She mentioned to me that she used to box," Biandudi told Spectrum News.
St. Petersburg police said Taylor kicked a second female worker in the stomach on his way out of the restaurant. He was arrested shortly afterward following "a report of an un-armed robbery" nearby, police said.
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