NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A hostess was attacked by tourists from Texas on Thursday after she asked them for proof of vaccination at Carmine’s on the Upper West Side, police said.
The hostess asked the three women to show proof of vaccination as they entered the Italian restaurant at Broadway and W. 91st Street around 5 p.m., police told WABC.
The 24-year-old hostess was struck multiple times and her necklace was broken, according to the New York Post, which reported there was an argument over the legitimacy of the women’s vaccination documents.
The three alleged attackers—a 44-year-old woman, her 21-year-old daughter and a 49-year-old woman—were arrested on assault and criminal mischief charges, according to the reports. They were given desk appearance tickets and ordered to appear in court Oct. 5.
The hostess was left bruised and scratched but ultimately refused medical attention, police said.