Wild moment diners brutally attack Connecticut mall restaurant worker after they were ‘unhappy with their portion sizes’
- Hilary Nolasco-Delobre, 18, and Davon Myles 26, charged with breach of peace stemming from melee at Sarku Japan at Westfield Trumbull Mall
- Fight was caught on video, purportedly showing Nolasco-Delobre throwing item at staff, then jumping over the counter and attacking a worker
- Police say situation escalated after Nolasco-Delobre complained about size of the portion she had received
- She is accused of beating a restaurant employee and inflicting minor injuries
- Both Nolasco-Delobre and Myles told a local news outlet restaurant staff threw food and containers at them first
Tempers flared up this week at a Connecticut mall over portion sizes, leading at least two diners to physically attack an employee at a Japanese eatery.
The food fracas took place at the Westfield Trumbull Mall at around 4.30pm on Wednesday and was caught on video, which has been making its rounds on social media.
The video shows a man and a woman hurling treys and napkins and others items at staff working at Sarku Japan restaurant situated in the mall food court.
Food fight! A group of diners at Sarku Japan at the Westfield Trumbull Mall in Connecticut were involved in a brawl with staff after complaining of portion sizes
Hilary Nolasco-Delobre, 18, believed to be pictured in jeans and boots, complained about her order, leading to a physical altercation, according to police
Video recorded at the scene shows the woman and her companions hurling napkins and treys at employees, before Nolasco-Delobre jumps over the counter (pictured)
The woman, dressed in light-colored skinny jeans tucked into black boots, walks over the other side of the counter and proceeds to throw additional things at the workers.
With the help of her companions, she then scales the service counter and lunges at one of the workers, delivering several ferocious blows before a mall security guard intervenes,
A second video that has been uploaded to Twitter shows a uniformed security guard pinning down one of the suspects laying on the floor.
According to the Trumbull Police Department, the altercation was sparked by a complaint from Sarku diner Hilary Nolasco-Delobre, 18, of Bridgeport, who was not satisfied with the size of the portion she had received.
The 18-year-old is seen pummeling one of the workers in the restaurant’s service area behind the counter
A mall security guard arrives at the scene and steps in to stop the assault
Another video shows a uniformed security guard pinning down one of the members of the group that accompanied Nolasco-Delobre
A verbal dispute ensued, resulting in Nolasco-Delobre jumping over the counter and attacking the employee, according to police.
As fists were flying, police say Davon Myles 26, and other members of the group began throwing food and napkin containers around, causing $1,100 in damage and lost revenue to the eatery.
The employee allegedly targeted by Nolasco-Delobre suffered minor injuries during the melee.
Both Nolasco-Delobre and Myles were charged with second-degree breach of peace and released on a promise to appear.
Nolasco-Delobre is scheduled to appear in court on January 24, and Myles is due before a judge on January 22.
The pair told News 12 Connecticut that not is all as it seems from the video, and that Sarku employees threw food and containers at them first.