- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Five Guys burger chain said it is investigating after video surfaced showing several employees attacking a female patron inside a Miami Beach franchise.

It’s unclear what sparked the fight, but the video shows at least three employees in uniform punch and pull the woman’s hair while dozens of others watched.

After the assault is over, the woman picks up the remnants of her belongings and leaves the store as the crowd boos at her.

A witness told a local NBC News affiliate that the woman was being loud and drunk, but didn’t get physical. The employees hit her with cups and then things started to escalate, the witness said.

Five Guys area supervisor Tina Holley released the following statement to NBC via email:

“The actions displayed in this video are simply unacceptable. We are working with the franchise owner to do a full investigation and ensure appropriate disciplinary actions are taken.”

Miami Beach Police said they didn’t receive any calls about the fight.

“Safety is our number one priority. As always, anyone who witnesses any sort of criminal activity or disturbance is urged to call police immediately,” said Ernesto Rodriguez with Miami Beach Police, NBC reported.

Mayor Phillip Levine, who was campaigning for re-election on Tuesday, said the unfortunate incident “brings attention to the people of Miami Beach.”

“Let us move forward to clean Washington Avenue up and clean Ocean Drive up,” he said. “The people that have the commercial interest on Ocean Drive, that are fighting against this, that don’t want us to clean it up, the people will push them and make them understand we must do it.”



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