CBS St. Louis- Charges have now been filed against three Red Lobster customers who attacked a waitress at the Fairview Heights restaurant. The three women, all from Belleville, are accused of throwing water on a female employee Friday afternoon, and striking her several times with their hands and a menu. The waitress refused treatment by ambulance crews. The women were detained by restaurant employees before police arrived. Charged with mob action and aggravated battery in a public place are: 21 year old Sharrell Evans, 22 year old Britley Green and 44 year old Geneen Green. Bail for each suspect was set at $50,000. They remain in custody at the Fairview Heights Police Department until arraignment. A witness at the restaurant said the women were upset because the waitress was filling their water glasses too often. In December, at the same Red Lobster in Fairview Heights, another waitress was attacked by four customers. She suffered lacerations. Ania Wilkes of Ferguson faces aggravated battery and mob action charges in that case.
Is there anything worse than having a server who tries way too hard when it comes to customer service? I respect people in the food service industry because for the most part they’re shitty jobs, so it’s not that I don’t appreciate the effort, but if I wanted a waitress to come and fill my glass up whenever it got empty I would go to a classy establishment like Chili’s. It comes to a certain point where the waitress stops being courteous and starts being a pain in the ass. I’m not saying that “mob action” is necessarily the appropriate reaction, but these chicks were probably were probably having some really insightful existential discussions only to have their waitress come over every two minutes to check if everything was OK. Um, they’re eating lunch at a chain restaurant specializing in discount seafood on a Friday afternoon on the east side of St. Louis. Obviously shit is not OK. Just let them bury their faces in a double order of Cheddar Bay biscuits and some endless shrimp and at least for a few minutes let all the parties involved act like they’re happy with the place that their lives are currently at. Ignore that advice and you’re basically asking to for a beat down from three angry black women with a Red Lobster lunch menu.
PS- Does two assaults in a year make this the most hood Red Lobster in America, or is that just par for the course? Mo?