Yesterday, Texas unvaccinated people continued to make a name for themselves. Three Texan tourists were detained in Manhattan after reportedly assaulting a waitress who demanded evidence of their vaccination status before they could be seated.
On Thursday evening, footage acquired by NBC New York shows a violent brawl outside Carmine’s Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side. The three tourists, all from Texas, are accused of striking the 22-year-old host after she demanded confirmation that they had been vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering the restaurant, as required by local rules.
A representative from Carmine, stated that “it’s a shocking and tragic situation when one of our valued employees is assaulted for doing their job — as required by city policies — and trying to make a living.”
Sadly, the host had to be transported to the hospital after the attack. According to a Gothamist article, three women, 21-year-old Tyonnie Keshay Rankin, 44-year-old Kaeita Nkeenge Rankin, and 49-year-old Sally Rechelle Lewis, were detained and charged with misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief. They will appear in court on October 5th.
During the debate over COVID-19 vaccinations and coronavirus safety procedures, violence towards personnel charged with implementing mask regulations and vaccination obligations has become a concern, as it was noted yesterday when a group of three irrational women decided they were not going to respect the law and attacked the women enforcing it.
At the moment, Greg Abbott, governor of Texas, has banned all kinds of mask and vaccine mandates, encouraging people to get the virus and sicken gravely. More than 3.8 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and at least 60,000 people have died from the virus.