Connecticut Woman Arrested After Allegedly Attacking Westfield Food Mall Worker Over Portion Size Dispute

A woman has been arrested in Connecticut for allegedly attacking a food mall worker in a dispute over portion size.

Hilary Nolasco-Delobre, 18, of Waterbury, was part of a group of five people who caused a disturbance at the Sarku Japan Restaurant in Westfield Trumbull Mall at around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday January 15 in an incident captured on camera.

A video posted on social media shows a group of young people yelling and throwing items at the restaurant workers. According to Trumbull Police, the disorder began after Nolasco-Delobre complained about the portion size of the food she had received.

Nolasco-Delobre then allegedly jumped over the service counter and began attacking a Sarku Japan Restaurant worker in the back.

The video of the incident has since been viewed more than 234,000 times since it was posted on Facebook.

Nolasco-Delobre was later arrested and charged with second degree breach of peace. She was released from custody on a Promise to Hear notice and is due to appear in court on January 24 to face the charge.

Davon Myles, 26, of Waterbury, was also charged with second-degree breach of peace after allegedly being part of the group seen throwing food and napkin containers at the staff, causing around $1,100 in damage and lost revenue in the process.

He is scheduled to appear in court on January 22.

In a statement released a day after the brawl, Westfield Trumbull mall officials said: "The safety and security of our customers, employees, retailers and facilities is of primary importance, always; and substantial resources are devoted to security matters," reports the Connecticut Post.

"Westfield Trumbull mall officials said. "As a matter of industry best practices though, we do not discuss or reveal the specifics of our security plans.

"As always we appreciate the support of the Trumbull Police Department, and will continue to work with them regarding the incident in this video."

According to Captain Keith Golding, Trumbull Police "cannot confirm at this time that the video is correct."

Trumbull Police have been contacted for further comment.

In November, seven Popeyes workers in Wisconsin were fired after they were filmed fighting each other in front of customers.

The incident occurred at the branch near 76th and Good Hope Road in Milwaukee.

A spokesperson from Popeyes told Newsweek at the time: "This behavior is clearly against our expectations and standards. The franchisee terminated the employees involved in the dispute and is reviewing additional actions to prevent this from happening again."

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File photo. A person eats in the nearly empty Westfield Meriden shopping mall on March 28, 2017 in Meriden, Connecticut. A customer is accused of attacking employees of the Sarku Japan Restaurant in the Westfield Trumbull Mall after complaining about her food portion size. Spencer Platt/Getty
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