Three women were caught on video utterly trashing a New York City fast-food restaurant early Sunday morning — reportedly over a $1.75 extra sauce fee — as patrons cheered and employees suffered injuries, the New York Post reported.
While all three were arrested, one of them allegedly punched a police officer in the face, the paper added.
What are the details?
The 4:10 a.m. mayhem at Bel-Fries in Manhattan’s Lower East Side was fueled by the female trio’s anger over a $1.75 fee for extra sauce, the Post said, citing a report
Cellphone video shot from a doorway behind the counter, presumably by an employee taking cover, shows the women laying waste to the counter area.
They threw glass bottles, a metal stool, and other objects at employees, the paper said. Police said two employees suffered cuts on their heads, the Post added.
The paper said an employee filming the incident tells the women “you’re gonna go to jail” as they throw stuff at him while an alarm sounds.
The suspects at different times also leaped over the counter, chucked sauce all over the eatery, and even pulled a plastic barrier off the countertop, the paper said.
One suspect also offered an obligatory twerking exhibition from atop the counter.
Onlookers standing in the background cheered the chaos.
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Who are the suspects?
Police arrested Pearl Ozoria, 27, of Manhattan; Chitara Plasencia, 25, of Brooklyn; and Tatiyanna Johnson, 23, of Brooklyn on robbery and criminal mischief charges, the Post reported.
Ozoria allegedly punched a police officer in the face during her arrest, the paper said, adding that she also was charged with assault of a police officer, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, and disorderly conduct,
Plasencia and Johnson also were charged with criminal possession of a weapon, the Post reported.
The suspects caused more than $250 in damages, the Post said, adding that Bel-Fries was forced to close in order to make repairs; the business’ Instagram page said it still wasn’t open Wednesday, the paper added.
‘They have every damn right to wild out’
While the Post said Bel-Fries declined to comment on the incident, others were more than happy to do so on Twitter. Most folks weren’t thrilled with the trio’s behavior, but a number of commenters saw things differently:
One commenter said “it’s complicated y’all. You don’t get to this without 400 years of slavery and oppression first. These fierce queens are venting, and yes, they have every damn right to wild out. It’s only some soggy old fries; just chill out and go play some backgammon or horseshoe.”Another opined that the video shows “literally no context. You don’t know if they were mistreated or discriminated against.””One of them twerked…..it’s a sign of solidarity with the oppressed,” another commenter declared. “They are just speaking truth to power. Just a revolution happening in front of our eye, nothing else.”