Posted on January 26, 2011

Cops Probe IHOP Melee Caught on Tape

The Smoking Gun, January 25, 2011


As seen in [a video] clip–which includes some cursing–the female combatants are seen punching and wrestling with each other as tables are toppled. At one point, a woman picks up a coffee pot and strikes another woman in the head while she is being pinned to a table. Later, a man is seen swinging a cane at the woman who was struck with the coffee pot. The woman, adopting a lion tamer’s pose, picks up a chair and tosses it at the cane wielder.

When Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrived at the IHOP at 5:10 AM, the fight participants had already departed. And despite the restaurant having been wrecked by the brawlers, security and management “did not want to pursue any charges on the incident,” according to a sheriff’s report.

{snip} Barbara Walters, the interim sheriff . . . told TSG that investigators were conducting interviews and piecing together the names (some of which are street names) of those involved in an attempt to make arrests.

[The video of the IHOP brawl can be viewed here.]

Vicious Attack on Wendy’s Worker

Andrea Day, WNYX-TV (New York), January 24, 2011

A fight broke out at a Wendy’s in Queens Village, leaving one of the workers seriously injured. The disturbing scene from inside the Wendy’s was captured on a phone on Friday. In the video, you can see the cashier get pummeled to the ground by teenage girls.

A Wendy’s employee told Fox 5 that it started with one girl attacking the woman and a large group of them jumped in and punched her. The worker said it all began when the group started fighting and throwing food. She was behind the counter when her co-worker walked over to try and stop them, she said.

The woman who was attacked suffered a concussion and is currently unable to work.


[The WNYX video can be viewed here.]