A woman trashed a Flatiron diner, smashing glass ketchup bottles against a mirror and TV in a videotaped rampage, after a manager asked her to leave for screaming into her cellphone for 30 minutes, the NYPD said.
Latima Brown, 22, was having a loud, profane phone conversation when she entered Malibu Diner at 163 W. 23rd St. with a friend about 5:10 a.m. April 2, police and owner Alex Grimpas said. “She was yelling and very upset and very verbal,” Grimpas, who wasn't present at the time, said about the incident caught on the restaurant's surveillance cameras. Brown sat in a booth without ordering anything and continued to yell into the phone for about 30 minutes, not stopping when a manager asked her to quiet down, Grimpas said. When the manager finally demanded that she go, Brown spat in his face, threw a glass of water and tried to hit him with a glass container holding sugar packets, surveillance footage shows. As the manager tried to remove the woman from the 24-hour diner, she punched him in the head and grabbed three glass Heinz ketchup bottles along the way, smashing one against a mirror, another against a wall and hurling one at a flatscreen TV. When Brown finally left the store, the manager called the police, who caught up with her on the northeast corner of East 23rd Street and Park Avenue and arrested her, police said. About $1,200 in property was damaged during the melee, police said.Brown was charged with assault and criminal mischief and released. An order of protection was issued during her arraignment. She's due in court May 15.
TOP 10: RESTAURANT DINER PET PEEVES (*According to YAHOO answers )
1) NEGLECTFUL WAIT STAFF
2) LOUD TALKING PEOPLE AT OTHER TABLES
3) BEING ASKED "HOW IS EVERYTHING?" WHEN YOUR MOUTH IS FULL
4) DIRTY SILVERWEAR
5) PEOPLE TALKING ON CELL PHONES
6) SERVER TAKING YOUR PLATE BEFORE YOU ARE DONE
7) CRYING CHILDREN / WILD CHILDREN
8) TABLES GETTING SERVED BEFORE YOU ( WHEN YOU WERE SEATED FIRST )
9) UNCLEANED TABLES / BOOTHS
10) WAITING FOREVER TO GET THE CHECK