Posted on July 7, 2022

Customers Attack Workers, Destroy Store Over $1 Sauce in Chaotic Clip

Shia Li Bartov, Newsweek, July 7, 2022

Customers wreaked havoc at a fry restaurant in New York City over the weekend, hurling objects at employees and leaping over the register after they were charged extra for sauce.

The New York Police Department (NYPD) told Newsweek that three women were arrested after the attack at Bel-Fries in the early hours of Sunday morning.


Chef Rafael Nuñez recorded the chaotic attack on his cell phone. His video has gone viral across TikTok, Twitter and Reddit.

“They wanted extra sauce for the fries, and when we explained that it costs $1.75, they got upset. And that’s where it all started,” said Nuñez in an interview with Univision.

His video showed three women, identified by police as Pearl Ozoria, Chitara Plasencia and Tatiyanna Johnson, grabbing items from across the restaurant to hurl at employees, including glass bottles and a metal stool.


The three women also removed $10 of cash from the register, police said. Their attacks injured a 33-year-old female worker and a male worker, who both suffered lacerations to their heads.

Ozoria, Plasencia and Johnson were all arrested for robbery and criminal mischief. Ozoria also received charges of assault and resisting arrest for punching an arresting officer in the face. Plasencia and Johnson were each charged with criminal possession of a weapon.