Teenage Chili’s hostess reportedly attacked by large group of women after trying to enforce COVID-19 guidelines

Published by WLBT.COM

Summary generated on August 12, 2020

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A 17-year-old hostess at the Chili's on Constitution Avenue was reportedly attacked by a group of more than 11 women after she told them they could not all sit together, per the restaurant's COVID-19 social distancing policies.

    She's also studying to be an EMT. She has worked at the Chili's as a hostess since June to try to make some extra money.

    That policy has caused some frustration between patrons and employees recently.

    On Sunday, Aug. 9, a group of 11 or more women came into the restaurant requesting to sit together at one table.

    Wallace tells WAFB right after she brought one of her managers out to deal with the escalating situation, she was standing right behind them, and the party was still irate.

    That's when both the group of women and Wallace started exchanging words, and allegedly the group of women made the first move.

    The Baton Rouge Police Department was called to do a report, but all the women had apparently left in their cars by the time officers arrived.

    Hair was also pulled from her scalp, and she had a few broken nails.

    Her grandmother is in disbelief this happened to her granddaughter.

    Wallace will head back to school soon, but says she will not return to the Chili's.

    If you have any information on the women involved in the incident, call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.