3 charged in Chili’s hostess attack caught on video

3 arrested in Chili's hostess attack

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Three women are behind bars, facing battery charges after viral video captured an alleged attack on a hostess at Chili’s.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, a large group of women arrived at Chili’s on Constitution Avenue on Aug. 9 requesting to dine at the same table. Kelsy Wallace, a 17-year-old hostess at the restaurant, told the group only six people are allowed at a table at a time due to social distancing requirements.

Police say Wallace was then physically assaulted by multiple women. The incident was captured on camera and widely circulated.

RAW VIDEO: Teenage Chili's hostess reportedly attacked by large group of women

Wallace was treated at a local hospital for her injuries.

Kelsy Wallace, 17, a hostess at Chili's and a student at Broadmoor Senior High, says she was attacked by a large group of women after trying to inform them of the restaurant's COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.
Kelsy Wallace, 17, a hostess at Chili's and a student at Broadmoor Senior High, says she was attacked by a large group of women after trying to inform them of the restaurant's COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. (Source: Kelsy Wallace)

Tammy Dabney, 48, Erica Dabney, 46, and Rodneka Dabney, 27, were arrested, according to BRPD.

3 arrested in Chili's hostess attack
3 arrested in Chili's hostess attack

Tammy is facing aggravated second-degree battery charges. The other two women are facing charges of disturbing the peace and simple battery.

Police say the investigation remains ongoing.

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