Tourists from Texas attack hostess seeking evidence of vaccination, New York Police Department said


Police said three women in Texas were detained Thursday after attacking a New York City restaurant worker seeking evidence of COVID-19 vaccination.

Video captured by WNBC Shows a woman attacking a hostess at Carmine’s Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The hostess was asking Texas tourists to certify the vaccine. This is part of a new New York City protocol that came into effect recently.

A video show where the hostess almost collapsed during a fight outside the restaurant. 22 years old was beaten and slapped But refused to see a doctor, WCBS reported.

44 year old woman, 21 year old daughter, 49 year old woman Arrested on the scene, WABC reported. Their charges have not been disclosed.

A Carmine spokesperson said it was “shocking and tragic” to see one of his employees assaulted for complying with the COVID-19 protocol.

“Our current focus is on caring for our employees and the restaurant family,” said a spokesman. “We are a family-style restaurant. This is the absolute last experience employees have to endure and customers witness.”

For people over 12 years old Must indicate that you have received at least one dose Use of COVID-19 vaccine to enter New York City restaurants.Non-compliant restaurant You may be fined $ 1,000.

Andrew Riggie, Executive Secretary of the New York City Hospitality Alliance, called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to increase penalties for assaults on restaurant workers and raise awareness of the city’s vaccine requirements.

“Assaulting restaurant workers to do their job is abominable, and the person responsible must be held accountable,” Lizzie said in a statement to McClutch News.

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