A teenager working as a hostess at a Baton Rouge Chilis restaurant is attacked by a group of women over social distancing policies. WAFB reports 17-year-old Kelsy Wallace was attacked by a group of nearly a dozen women when she told them they could not all sit at the same table because of COVID-19 social distancing policies.


The teen told the Baton Rouge TV station “I couldn’t believe, like over two for 25s, and three for 10s, I got attacked.”

The limits are 6 people to a table, but this group of women did not want to hear that. They all wanted to sit together and the women got upset. Wallace went to get her manager. Wallace says one of the women was yelling at her and pushed her and that's when she fought back and all of the other women jumped on her. Wallace needed stitches over her eye.

Wallace says she was just trying to follow the rules and not get in trouble. She says this is overwhelming. Wallace is a straight A student and will be headed back to school for her senior year, but she's not planning to return to Chilis.

Baton Rouge Police were called but all of the women had left. The investigation is continuing.

A representative from Chili’s gave WAFB the following statement about the alleged incident:

“We care deeply for every ChiliHead and are disappointed by the incident that took place at our Baton Rouge Chili’s on August 9. We do not tolerate violent behavior in our restaurants, and are taking this incident very seriously as the safety and health of our Team Members and Guests is our top priority. Following this unprovoked attack, we immediately provided medical attention to our Team Member and called the local police department who is looking into this situation. We have made several attempts to contact the impacted Team Member and her family since the incident to provide support, but unfortunately have not received any response.”

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