New York City: A woman who couldn’t get a beef patty at a favourite New York eatery used a baseball bat in protest.
On Saturday, police released surveillance video of the woman in action in the Bronx — smashing a restaurant’s windows after learning the eatery had run out of her favourite food.
Police say the woman at the Back Home restaurant in the Morrisania neighbourhood came in on the afternoon of Jan. 15 and ordered a patty. She was told they’d run out, and she got upset.
Definition of #hangry? Apparently beef patties are so good at the Back Home Jamaican restaurant in the Bronx on 169th St. they will make you lose your mind. Cops looking for woman who smashed glass Jan. 15th because beef patties weren’t ready. — CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) February 9, 2019
So woman took bat and vandalized Back Home Restaurant in Bronx because they had no #BeefPatties Who knew #Jamaican #BeefPatties had this impact when not eaten not sure I want to know what this woman would be capable of had she eaten #BeefPatty 🤷♀️ — TheRealMichelle @Michiiboo01 February 9, 2019
Authorities say she left and came back to the Jamaican restaurant with the bat. The video shows a woman bashing in two windows.
She fled and police were still searching for her on Saturday.
The video shows a woman dressed in a black and white jacket and matching sneakers, swinging a multi-colored aluminum bat as bystanders tried to stop her before she walked away.
No one was injured during the incident.
The Back Home restaurant in the Morrisania neighbourhood is a simple, affordable spot that offers Jamaican specialties like curry goat and oxtail, drawing people from around the city.
Image: In this Jan. 15, 2019 image taken from surveillance video, a woman smashes the windows of “Back Home Restaurant” in the Bronx borough of New York. Police say that she became upset after ordering a patty and was told that the restaurant had run out of them. She returned with a bat and smashed two windows. (New York City Police Department )