A pregnant teenager was allegedly attacked while working at a Wendy's drive-thru on June 26.
Victoria Repine, 19, was working the drive-thru at an Independence, Missouri, Wendy's when two women and a man approached the drive-thru window and allegedly pummeled the teen over missing straws, Repine's mother, Heather Salcedo, told WDAF according to KTLA.
"One of the girls had gotten out of the vehicle and was standing at the window with her arms crossed, and she said, 'You forgot to give us our straws,' and [my daughter] said, 'Ma'am, they`re in your sack,'" said Salcedo. "Before she could get those words completely out, the girl was pulling her out of the window, and another girl was beating her up."
According to Salcedo, her daughter fell back into the restaurant, hitting a drink tray. When she tried to get back up, the girl's mother said, the group pulled her out of the window.
Salcedo also said that while Repine was being attacked, a co-worker who saw the incident approached the attackers to ask what they were doing.
"This is ridiculous, she's pregnant," the co-worker told the attackers, according to Salcedo. Salcedo said that one of the attackers then replied, "We don't care," and that the group continued to punch and kick Repine.
Repine, who had to go to the hospital after the incident, has severe head trauma, as well as cuts on her scalp, black eyes, and a gash across her forehead. The baby, Salcedo said, is expected to be okay after doctors heard the baby's heartbeat, according to New York Daily News. Repine is three months pregnant with her second child and has a 1-year-old baby, as well.
Wendy's gave a statement on the incident saying that they were cooperating fully with local law enforcement, and expressed remorse for what happened.
"We are shocked and saddened over what happened Sunday afternoon at our 40 Highway restaurant. Our thoughts and prayers are with our restaurant team member," the statement said.
As for the attackers, Salcedo said that "they need to be held accountable."
"… You were upset over 50-cent straws, but you`re going to pay for these medical bills,” she said.