The suspect is also accused of grabbing an employee by the hair and taking her phone.
TOLEDO, Ohio – UPDATE: Two people were arrested Thursday and charged in connection with the incident.
- Jalinia Stewart, 33, was charged with robbery with a specification of attempted or threatened injury to another person. She was also accused of keeping a loaded weapon on the territory of the pre-trial detention center.
- Dominic Ezell, 32, was charged with robbery.
The original story is below:
Police are investigating after two people allegedly caused extensive damage to a Wendy’s restaurant in west Toledo on Wednesday afternoon, injuring several employees.
According to A Toledo police reports, crews responded to the Wendy’s location on W. Laskey Road at approximately 12:02 a.m. after employees called 911.
Upon arrival, witnesses told authorities that a “disgruntled” patron entered the restaurant and confronted employees after she allegedly did not receive cheese on her crispy chicken sandwich.
The suspect then grabbed two Frosty milkshakes “without provocation” and threw them at employees before knocking over and throwing several items out of the check-in area. She also knocked over a cookie display that struck and injured a pregnant employee, police said in a report.
At the time, the suspect was accompanied by a child, police said.
Shortly thereafter, a second suspect, a man from the same vehicle as the first suspect, entered the premises and also began throwing items from the cash register at employees, damaging the outlet’s computer.
Employees told police they were able to get the suspects to leave the restaurant. While the eyewitnesses were taking pictures of the suspects, their car and license plate, the suspect grabbed the female employee by her hair, knocked her to the ground and took her mobile phone.
Another employee was able to take the cell phone from the suspect and returned it to the employee.
What happened to the crispy chicken sandwich? Police said the suspect returned the sandwich without the cheese by throwing it at the restaurant.
Both suspects fled the scene. The police reported minor injuries to the workers.
The suspects were driving a dark blue Chevy with an Ohio license plate: LDYCHOO.
If you have any information about these suspects or their whereabouts, police ask that you call or text Crime Stoppers at 419-255-1111. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.
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