Popeyes Employees Being Sued After Reportedly Attacking Woman Who Attempted To Have Her Order Corrected

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A current lawsuit alleges that Popeyes staffers in an Atlanta, Georgia location attacked a woman in the drive-thru when she tried to have her order fixed. The incident occurred back in September 2022 at a location on Cleveland Avenue in southwest Atlanta, reports FOX

After the victim, Denetra Dawson tried to correct her order, words were swapped, and then the staffers assaulted her. The employees pulled out a piece of her hair and left her wounded, says a lawsuit filed on Friday. The victim informed Fox 5 Atlanta,

“I didn’t even think I was going to make it back to my kids… I simply went to get food for my kids, I still don’t understand why me.”

Dawson’s attorney, Mawuli Davis, informed the news outlet that one staff member opened the woman’s door, entered the vehicle, and assaulted her. Three staffers were involved in the incident and the attack stopped after Dawson pulled out her gun. She later called officials following the encounter. The report says that a minor, Tenice Taylor, and two others were charged with battery. Another person, Tenister Evans, was charged with misdemeanor obstruction of an officer. 

Davis said,

“They ripped out the braid out of her hair, all the way down to the root.”

Dawson added,

“They took my identity, I take pride in my hair, I can’t get certain hairstyles.” 

The attackers are being sued as well as the organization that owns the restaurant. 

Davis said in a statement,

“This incident is an outrageous example of Popeyes’ failure to prioritize customer safety and well-being… By hiring a manager with a history of violence, Popeyes exhibited a reckless disregard for the safety of their patrons. The manager and two employees exited Popeyes and violently attacked her inside of her car. We are resolute in our commitment to holding the restaurant accountable for their actions and seeking justice for our client.”

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