Black Teen Chili’s Hostess Attacked by Group of Women For Trying to Enforce COVID-19 Guidelines

A 17-year-old Chili’s restaurant hostess said that she was attacked by a group of more than 11 women after she told them they could not sit together because of the restaurant’s COVID-19 rules on Aug. 9, reports WWL-TV.

Kelsy Wallace told WAFB about the bizarre incident:

I couldn’t believe, like over two for 25s, and three for 10s, I got attacked. My general manager and my other managers tell us we cannot sit a table bigger than six because of the corona[virus]. We are supposed to separate them. And they got upset, so the first thing I did was go get my manager.

But then one girl come and she just hit me; we just started fighting. And all everybody who they was with just started hitting me, and the lady who pushed me first, she takes the wet floor sign, cocks back, and hits me with it in my eye.

The police were called, but by the time they arrived the women had left. Kelsy had to get stitches above her eye, and her hair was also pulled from her scalp.

Kelsy said she will not be returning to her job:

I was just trying to follow the rules and make sure that I wasn’t going to get in trouble. Like this is just overwhelming. I just cannot believe that this happened to me of all people.

(Sources: WAFB, WWL-TV, Photo Credit: Kelsy Wallace)

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