A new video allegedly shows a Dallas, Texas employee, Taco Bell throwing boiling water at a woman and girl who have since filed a lawsuit claiming they were attacked after they asked to re-issue their incorrect order.
The footage, released by lawyers for Brittany Davis and her 16-year-old niece, identified in court papers as CT, depicts a fast-food worker filling an apparent jug with what appears to be steaming water while talking on the phone.
The Dallas Morning News reported that from a different camera angle, the employee could be seen throwing the liquid at the woman and girl standing on the other side of the table. The two were seen running away after the liquid was thrown at them.
The video was taken from an alleged incident on June 17. Davis and her niece say they were in Taco Bell’s car, but decided to get into the fast food restaurant to correct their order after the staff got it wrong three times, according to the lawsuit.
The two claimed that a worker threw boiling water on them, seriously injuring them, according to the lawsuit filed on July 13. Brands (the parent company of Taco Bell), the local franchisee of North Texas Bells and two unnamed employees.
The couple’s attorneys, Ben Crump and Paul Greinke, on Friday released a 2 1/2-minute video, which shows 12 camera angles inside the store.
Part of the footage shows an employee hiding what lawyers claimed was a gun under his shirt while the liquid was being dumped by the other employee.
Taco Bell said in a statement to The Texas Journal that it takes “the safety and well-being of team members and customers very seriously.” The company added that it was in contact with the franchisor and operator of this particular store but could not comment on the lawsuit.
The Dallas Police Department told the Morning News that no arrests were made in connection with the incident, and the case was referred to a grand jury.