SAN ANTONIO - KSAT 12 viewers had several strong reactions on social media after a viral video surfaced showing a former Taco Bell employee engaged in a tea-dispenser fight with the location’s assistant manager.
On Sunday, viewers shared the six-minute video on KSAT’s Facebook page showing a woman, who others in the restaurant call “Margarita,” arguing with a man, who later told police in the video that he’s the “assistant manager.”
Shortly after both individuals throw the tea dispenser at one another, the argument escalates when the woman and her son, seen in the video, move towards the back of the counter where the man is standing near the drive-thru window.
The man, who employees call “Arturo” in the video, is later seen taking off his shirt provoking the woman and her son by saying he’s a “pistolero.”
The woman arms herself with a metal spatula before an employee pulls the assistant manager towards the back of the restaurant while saying, “Arturo, Arturo -- the police is coming."
Once Converse police arrive at the scene, the former employee is seen being handcuffed by the officers while the man is heard saying, "She's fired, she doesn't work here anymore. I'm the manager," and "She's here picking up her last check."
After authorities put the woman in custody, officers are seen in the video running towards the woman’s son, apprehending the young man on the ground.
((WARNING: Explicit language is used in the video below. The language may be unsuitable for some audiences. Viewer discretion is advised))
According to a current employee, the incident took place at a Taco Bell on 8630 West Farm to Market Road 78 in Converse, just 20 minutes northeast of downtown San Antonio.
However, the employee could not provide any additional information.
KSAT is working on providing more information about what led to the dispute, when the fight happened and if any charges were filed.
It's unclear where the video originated because links to the original post come back as invalid.
However, others on social media have somehow still been able to share it, and the video has racked up more than a million views.
Here’s what San Antonians had to say about the confrontation:
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