Woman Accused of Throwing Soup at Restaurant Worker in Viral Video Arrested

A Texas woman who allegedly threw soup into the face of a restaurant employee in an incident that went viral online has been arrested.

Amanda Nicole Martinez, 31, was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily injury following the incident at Sol De Jalisco, in Temple, on November 7.

Martinez is alleged to have gotten into a verbal altercation with a staff member during a complaint about the soup she had purchased.

She claimed the soup was too hot and had caused the plastic lid on top to melt, according to KWTX10.

During the altercation about the food, Martinez is alleged to have picked up soup and thrown it at the female employee's face.

Martinez is then alleged to have left the restaurant while the employee still had her face covered in soup.

According to KWTX10, Martinez was arrested and transported to Bell County Jail on Wednesday morning.

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Temple Deputy Chief of Police Allen Teston previously told the network: "We do not condone this type of behavior and hold our citizens to the highest standard.

"If a citizen believes they have received poor service we advise them to remain civil until the problem is resolved."

The incident was captured on restaurant security cameras and quickly went viral on the social media platform TikTok, where it was viewed more than 7 million times.

A spokesperson for Sol De Jalisco shared a Facebook post that condemned the customer's behavior.

The November 10 post read: "Unfortunately, this incidence happened at @soldejaliscogenbruce last weekend #thesoupthrower [sic].

"We were shocked by all the actions of this former #soldejaliscogenbruce customer. The Marquez family does not tolerate such behavior and we simply want our establishment to be a place where people can chill out and enjoy live music, delicious Mexican food and the best local drinks - as we have stated on all our social media accounts continuously.

"Mi casa es tu casa, but let us all adhere to the ideals of respect."

Newsweek has contacted the Temple Police Department and Sol De Jalisco for comment.

According to the Texas Penal Code, assault causing bodily injury is a Class A misdemeanor where a person found guilty of the charge with a punishment of up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000.

Restaurant employees have faced attacks from unruly customers across the U.S. with a staff member being attacked with a french fry scoop after a woman became angry that her order took too long.

The assault at a McDonald's restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, in October left a gash on the victim's head.

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