David Timbers, the West Philadelphia man wanted for tossing a cup of scalding hot coffee at a doughnut shop cashier, was charged today with aggravated assault and other related charges.
Timbers, 52, of the 3700 block of Haverford Avenue, surrendered at Police Headquarters Monday, and was charged this morning. He was released after posting 10 percent of $25,000 bail.
Besides aggravated assault, he was charged with simple assault, possession of an instrument of crime (the hot coffee) and reckless endangerment, according to court records.
Timbers gained notoriety last week when police released a surveillance video from Fresh Donuts on Lancaster Avenue near 39th Street showing him arguing with an employee at the shop over whether he paid the full amount for a sandwich. The video shows Timbers grabbing a Styrofoam cup of coffee from the cashier's hand and hurling back at her. The woman can be heard crying out in pain. Police later said the woman suffered second-degree burns on her arm.
Timbers then walked out, cursing at a bystander who tried to intervene, the video shows.
Police today thanked the public for tips identifying Timbers.