Posted on October 11, 2019

Ex-Employee, Woman Arrested After Smashing Costa Mesa Restaurant with Bat, Threatening Staff as Customers Flee

Nouran Salahieh, KTLA-TV, October 7, 2019


Passion Shenay Coleman, 27, walked in at about 1:30 p.m. and smashed a television, table settings and plates with a bat, causing thousands in damages at the restaurant in the 3300 block of Bristol Street in the South Coast Plaza area, police said. Restaurant staff recognized her as a former employee.

Another woman, Laglennda Damona Carr, 24, soon followed her into the restaurant and started yelling and “being disruptive,” according to the news release.


One witness told the newspaper he heard one of the women yell, “I’m not good enough? Take that.”

Officers arrived at the scene and found the two Fullerton women trying to drive away from a nearby parking lot, Costa Mesa police said.

The women were pulled over and arrested.

Carr and Coleman were both booked into a Costa Mesa jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, felony vandalism, burglary and felony conspiracy to commit crimes, authorities said.

Coleman was found to have cuts on her hands and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment before being booked into jail on $500,000 bail. She also faces an additional misdemeanor warrant for a suspended license, according to police.

Carr’s bail was set at $25,000.


Passion Shenay Coleman (left) and Laglennda Damona Carr