The 7-1/2 month’s pregnant general manager of a Texas Popeyes restaurant was attacked by disgruntled customers; and despite telling them she was pregnant, the angry patrons continued to pummel her.
After several co-workers came to the aid of their manager, the owner of the restaurant defended their actions. The manager told KSAT that his staff jumped into the altercation to defend the manager, who was allegedly being kicked in the stomach during the fight.
The fight was caught on video, and the owner, Vedo Kemraj, had this to say: “If you see someone is pregnant, you’re not going to hit them. I don’t get that,” he told KSAT.
The general manager has not been identified, but it has been reported she was taken to the hospital after the fight. Noting that she is 7-1/2 months along in her pregnancy, she and the baby are said to be doing okay and the manager is eager to return to work.
The troublemakers are thought to be students of Texas State University, and it is believed the difficulty with their drive-thru order caused the ruckus. The students were ordering four individual meals on one order.
According to Kemraj, the order was complicated, and the drive-thru worker asked the girls “very nicely” to come inside. That’s when the trouble began. The owner told KSAT, “When the customers came inside, they started arguing with my general manager and went to the back of the counter and started fighting.”
The owner went on to explain that the manager repeatedly told the girls she was pregnant but they allegedly continued to attack her. They just didn’t appear to care, and even kicked her in the stomach.
The disturbing video can be seen below:
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