A woman in the United States who threw hot soup in the face of a restaurant manager has been arrested. Watch the incident here:
CCTV captured the moment Amanda Martinez threw soup in the face of Jannelle Broland, the branch manager of Mexican restaurant Sol de Jalisco in Temple, Texas.
The viral footage showed Martinez arguing with Broland before throwing the meal in his face and hurriedly leaving the scene.
The incident took place on Nov. 7, and the Temple Police Department has now arrested Martinez, who is charged with assault causing bodily harm.
A spokesperson told LADbible: “The suspect involved in a November 7 disturbance at Sol De Jalisco, 4201 S. General Bruce Dr., is in custody this morning.
“At 9:30 a.m., a warrant for the arrest of assault causing bodily harm was issued for 31-year-old Amanda Martinez off State Highway 317.
“She was placed under arrest and transported to the Bell County Jail.”
Broland claimed that Martinez first called the restaurant to complain that his soup was so hot that the plastic lid of the take-out box had melted.
After suffering extensive abuse, Broland, 24, said she hung up – only to have Martinez show up at the restaurant a few minutes later.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, she said: ‘Every time I mentioned a refund or a free replacement meal she would just cut me off and keep saying ‘That’s fucking ridiculous’ or ‘Look at this s** *’.
“She didn’t seem to want anything, just to berate me.”
Broland said she “felt like she had been doused in pepper spray” when she was hit by the “very spicy” soup, but luckily she was not seriously injured.
The incident, however, had a profound effect on her.
She explained: “The experience itself was traumatic and heartbreaking.
“I felt my spirit was shattered just knowing that someone could do something so horrible and then laugh about it.”
Speaking after the incident, Deputy Chief Allen Teston encouraged locals to complain in a civilized manner.
He said: “We do not condone this type of behavior and hold our citizens to the highest standard.
“If a citizen feels they have received poor service, we advise them to remain civil until the issue is resolved.”