- A woman had hot soup thrown in her face whilst doing her job as a restaurant manager.
- The soup-flinger, Amanda Martinez, 31, was charged with assault, this week.
- CCTV footage of the incident went viral on social media.
A woman has been arrested in Temple, Texas, after throwing a bowl of warm, spicy soup in the face of a restaurant employee.
Speaking to news site KWTX, Police confirm that Amanda Martinez, 31, has been charged with assault causing bodily injury.
Martinez was charged with assault causing bodily injury on Thursday and was being held on a $5,000 bond, the MailOnline reported.
Martinez was caught on camera throwing soup in the face of Janelle Broland, an employee of Sol De Jalisco Mexican restaurant in Temple, On November 7.
Broland told FOX44 that the dispute began when Martinez phoned the restaurant to complain that the hot Menudo soup had melted the plastic lid of her husband’s to-go soup order.
In a viral TikTok video, Broland described what happened next. She explained that she apologized repeatedly and offered Martinez a refund but said: “all [Martinez] wanted to do was yell and cuss.”
She also says that Martinez swore at her and called her a “bitch.” Broland eventually hung up the phone.
An angry Martinez returned to the restaurant and another heated exchange ensued. Eventually, Broland said she asked her to leave and said warned that she would call the police. Shortly, afterward, Martinez flung the spicy, warm soup in Broland’s face.
“It really felt like I had been pepper-sprayed,” Broland said. “My eyes were burning. My nose was bleeding.”
The Menudo soup that Broland described has a red chili pepper base.
Broland’s caption on the TikTok video included: “Please refrain from harassing or threatening this woman.”
Sharing the video on social media, the Sol de Jalisco restaurant team said, “Mi casa es tu casa, but let us all adhere to the ideals of respect.”
Courtesy By INSIDER