The Adelaide teenager who made headlines after a video of her alleged attack on McDonald’s staff went viral has faced court for the first time.
Mia Miller, 18, from Port Noarlunga, appeared in Adelaide Magistrates’ Court on Thursday charged with assault, unlawful acts with bodily fluids and disorderly conduct.
On October 9, just over a week after her 18th birthday, Ms Miller allegedly attacked two Macca employees at the Hindley Street restaurant.
Footage of the altercation has been viewed thousands of times and shows Ms Miller yelling at two alleged victims, before throwing a drink at them.
She also allegedly punched a staff member in the head, before spitting on the two employees.
On Thursday, Ms Miller was calm and restrained, leaving court with her head bowed to avoid the media.
In October, Ms Miller took to social media to apologize for her actions to ‘one of the employees who may have been affected by my decisions’.
“I acknowledge my huge role in this issue and fully apologize for myself, but I don’t think anyone in this situation was right.”
Ms Miller is one of the first South Australians to be charged under tougher new laws designed to deter people from violently attacking retail workers.
The new regulations could see offenders who engage in abusive behavior towards retail employees jailed for up to seven years, more than double the previous sentence.
In an exclusive interview with 7NEWS, Ms Miller said she was “really really, really sorry” for her actions.
“I am disgusted by my behavior; like, it’s disgusting. It’s not feminine at all, it’s wild.
“It’s just scary; I’m afraid of being locked up… I don’t think I’m fit for prison, you know what I mean? said Mrs. Miller.
Ms Miller will appear in court again in February next year.
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