A group of women from Texas assaulted a NYC restaurant hostess after she asked them to provide proof of Covid-19 before eating there.
The incident occurred at Carmine's on the Upper West Side when the hostess asked to see their vaccine cards. The brawl was captured on cellphone video and uploaded to Twitter.com.
Proof of vaccination is required to dine at any New York City restaurant, per mayor Bill de Blasio.
The women took offense when the hostess asked them for proof of vaccines to eat inside.
The unidentified hostess was repeatedly punched by the three women, ages 21, 44 and 49. Bystanders broke up the brawl just as police arrived.
The three women were taken into custody and transported to NYPD's 24th precinct station, according to NBC News.
It is not clear if they were charged. The women are reportedly tourists visiting from Texas.
New York City is the first major U.S. city to ask residents to show proof of vaccination to enter restaurants and gyms. Any business that fails to comply could face a fine up $1,000 per violation.
Carmine’s on the UWS says a hostess was assaulted after asking a group for proof of Covid vaccine to eat inside. “It’s a shocking and tragic situation when one of our valued employees is assaulted for doing their job - as required by city policies...” @NBCNewYork after football. pic.twitter.com/xrqZoNm74R
— Adam Harding (@HardingReports) September 17, 2021