17-year-old Chile hostess attacked by diners for maintaining social distance

A hostess of a teenage Chili in Louisiana is expected to recover from injuries after she was attacked by diners for maintaining social distance policies in the restaurant.

Kelsy Wallace, 17, said the attack happened Sunday after she told a group of 13 people they could not sit at one table, calling society COVID-19 measures, local ABC branch WBRZ reported.

“My general manager tells us that we do not have to sit at a table above 6 because of the coronavirus,” Wallace said, adding that since the group was 13, one extra table would not work for the guests.

Wallace said the diners were overwhelmed and attacked her before she could reach her manager.

“She pushed me. And when she pushed me, all I knew was to push her back. I responded. That’s when she and her daughters, they all came. And they’re women. I’m 17. “They are like, 20, 30, and the woman who approached me looked like she was 40,” Wallace said.

“That I stand there, they are on me, hit me,” she added. “I stand there and try to touch them, try to get them all away from me. And the lady takes a wet floor sign and slaps it in my eye. And I had blood running everywhere.”

Wallace went to the emergency room after the incident, where she received five pieces above her eye. One of the patrons involved in the tussle also tore some of her hair out.

The diners apparently left the scene in two separate cars before authorities could arrive, Baton Rouge police said.

Wallace said her biggest surprise was that no one stepped in to help her fight, adding that although she is technically still in service, she would not return to the Chilies.

“The managers let them out. How, how did they let them go like that? I mean, they could have locked the doors until the police came,” Wallace said.

The Hill reached out to Chili’s for comment, but did not immediately respond.