A pregnant Wendy’s worker was dragged out of a drive-thru window, and roughed up by a customer who thought she didn't receive straws with her meal.
Victoria Repine, 19, was working the drive-thru window as usual on her Sunday afternoon shift in Independence, Missouri, when the trouble started.
"She said 'You forgot to give us our effing straws, and [Repine] said, 'No ma'am, they're in your bag,'" the teen's mother Heather Sacedo said to KCTV.
Two women in the car pulled the three-month pregnant Repine out of the window, and a third person began bashing her left, right and center. Even when a colleague rushed to inform the assailants that the server was expecting, the women did not stop their attack.
Fortunately Repine got away with scratches and marks on her face, cheeks, arms and neck. The unborn baby was reported to be in good condition.
"I can't grasp how society has gotten this way," her mother Sacedo said, "to where it's fine to go through a drive-thru and beat somebody up."
"If you would do something like this over straws and ketchup, I'd hate to see what you would do to somebody if you were really upset,” she added.
Repine has been released from the hospital.
The police have a strong description of the suspects’ car, and have also taken note of the vehicle’s number plate to track down the attackers. However, so far, no arrests have been made.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with our restaurant team member. We are cooperating fully with local law enforcement authorities and their investigation. We cannot provide additional details at this time because we do not want to jeopardize their investigation. We are working with our team to help them get through this difficult situation,” Wendy’s said in a statement.
The Independence Police Department reported officers are still actively investigating the case, and will take appropriate actions once they have further information.