NYC hostess was severely beaten after she asked Texas tourists to show vaccination proves: VIDEO
Carmine's Restaurant hostess was beaten by a group of Texas tourists who were not allowed to enter a restaurant on the Upper West Side until they proved they were fully vaccinated.
New York City's vaccine mandates, imposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to be vaccinated to go to a restaurant, infuriated three women who lashed out at the 22-year-old hostess.
The victim's name was not disclosed. A casual witness filmed the incident on camera. The video shows three black women hitting the hostess multiple times.
The attackers were identified as Sally Rechelle Lewis, 49, of Houston and Kaeita Nkeenge Rankin, 44, and Tyonnie Keshay Rankin, 21, both of Humble. The women were arrested on assault and criminal mischief charges, according to the NYPD.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Carmine's said in part 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," reports NBC News.
The injured hostess refused hospitalization.
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