If you haven’t yet watched the video of the Waffle House waitress that many online were joking is Waffle House’s very own superhero deflecting a chair thrown at her with one hand while holding a frying pan with another during a brutal Waffle House fight, you really need to (click here to check it out).
It’s awesome…and shows that not everyone in America is a spineless wimp that just lets criminals, looters, and out-of-control buffoons do whatever they want with zero consequences.
Better yet, now that superhero of a waitress is speaking out about the incident. As you can hear in the video, Haile, the waitress, said:
“[The aggressor] was still jacking the jaw, “I’mma beat your ass.” if you’re feeling froggy, jump. That’s how night shift works. And it’s sad because there’s no security guards. There are guns that get pulled at Waffle House. There’s bullet holes in some Waffle Houses that I’ve worked at. Like, people deadass popped off at these places. It’s not safe at night so we have to do what we can.”
Continuing, she explained why things escalated so dramatically after the counter was crossed, saying:
That’s when the girl with the dreads stands up. She comes on our side of the counter. Now, if you come on our side of the counter, there’s tile there. It changes from tile to like this bumpy dark floor.
If you put your foot both feet on the other side or even a single foot on the other side of that floor, we can do anything. We can do legally in our means, whatever means necessary, to remove you or ensure our safety. Whether means taking one of the cast iron pans and hitting you upside the motherf*cking head with it. or beating the fuck out of you when you fall over. You touch my floor, it’s on.
Sadly, the incident didn’t end well for Haile despite the internet’s applause of her efforts to defend herself and fight crime, as Errol Webber reported on Twitter, saying:
So the @WaffleHouse chair girl, her name is Halie.
After the incident, her boss wrote her up for throwing a sugar shaker, because it broke.
Later, Waffle House blacklisted her from ever working at another Waffle House.
They did her dirty. Twice!
Despite that, Halie might have gotten something of the last laugh with the jerk of a boss that wrote her up for breaking a sugar shaker, as the manager was arrested for credit card fraud. Louder with Crowder, reporting on that aspect of the story, said:
Police eventually responded and the aggressors were made to leave with no arrest made. Though, there WERE arrests made at this same Waffle House later on. Unrelated to this chaos, it turns out the manager and one other employee got caught in a version of credit card fraud and cheating waitresses out of tips.
Watch her here:
Featured image credit: screengrab from embedded video
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