Skip to comments.VIDEO: Woman Hurls Ketchup Bottles After Being Shushed for Talking on Cell
Posted on 04/09/2014 2:41:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A woman trashed a Flatiron diner smashing glass ketchup bottles against a mirror and TV in a videotaped rampage after a manager asked her to leave for screaming into her cellphone for 30 minutes, the NYPD said.
Latima Brown, 22, was having a loud, profane phone conversation when she entered Malibu Diner at 163 W. 23rd St. with a friend about 5:10 a.m. April 2, police and owner Alex Grimpas said.
She was yelling and very upset and very verbal, Grimpas, who wasn't present at the time, said about the incident caught on the restaurant's surveillance cameras.
Were used to loud, but the cursing was very heavy."
Brown sat in a booth without ordering anything and continued to yell into the phone for about 30 minutes, not stopping when a manager asked her to quiet down, Grimpas said.
When the manager finally demanded that she go, Brown spat in his face, threw a glass of water and tried to hit him with a glass container holding sugar packets, surveillance footage shows.
"When the manager told her to leave if she wasn't going to order food, she got very irritated," Grimpas said.
As the manager tried to remove the woman from the 24-hour diner, she punched him in the head and grabbed three glass Heinz ketchup bottles along the way, smashing one against a mirror, another against a wall and hurling one at a flatscreen TV.
The TV won't turn on anymore, Grimpas said.
Her friend was trying to hold her back, but she went ballistic, Grimpas said.
When Brown finally left the store, the manager called the police, who caught up with her on the northeast corner of East 23rd Street and Park Avenue and arrested her, police said.
The scuffle left the manager with a small bruise on his forehead. About $1,200 in property was damaged during the melee, police said.
Brown was charged with assault and criminal mischief and released, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's office. An order of protection was issued during her arraignment. She's due in court May 15.
Slideshow A woman threw ketchup bottles inside of Flatiron Diner after a manager told her to quiet down or leave.
Her lawyer did not immediately respond to an inquiry.
That is so rude. If you throw ketchup on someone, you should throw fries first.
What, they didn’t accept her EBT card??
That estimate sounds very low.
Is it racist to inquire: Was she black?
Did we even have to click on this?
is this the same woman who called 911 over a lack of fried shrimp at some fast food joint?
tried to hit him with a glass sugar container? and this child isn’t in a psych ward counting tuffs on the padding?
The behavior alone tells me it was one of Holder’s people. When will black people get tired of this idiocy on parade?
Just the soul of discretion, wasn’t she? She has obviously been schooled in proper manners...
Typical Amish behavior on the video.
"When the manager told her to leave if she wasn't going to order food, she got very irritated...
THEN she got irritated. I guess she just be playin' till then.
The restaurant shoulda dropped the Cone of Silence on her near the beginning.
Al Sharpton is on the case. but first he needs to know if the man who manhandled her was a)a regular white guy,,,2)a local crackerhead,,,3)a white hispanic,,or 4)Typical White Racist.
Now DINERS aren't safe to get flapjacks at 5AM?????
Sounds like meth to me.
Great. Another excuse to put a struggling black woman in jail.
Are we supposed to cut her a break because of the legacy of slavery and discrimination?????? Maybe she was just protesting those issues????
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