A Wisconsin restaurant manager has been fired after he was caught on surveillance footage throwing liquid in a customer’s face.
Jason Diong, the former manager of the Crab Du Jour restaurant in Greenfield, told local authorities that he doused the wife with a glass of water because she used anti-Asian racial slurs.
“I’m throwing him a glass of water,” Diong can be heard saying on police body camera footage. “She just reacted and threw something back at me. I shouldn’t have, but I’m really frustrated.”
The woman, who has been identified as Mariah Luckette, can be seen in surveillance footage throwing a chair over Diong’s bar after being doused with water.
According to Diong, Lucckette was “drunk” and “making racist remarks.”
He also shared that he has faced clients who try to get free foodnoting that Lucckette and a friend sent back the king crab legs they ordered after claiming they were cold.
Lucette, who spoke to WISN 12 News with a bandage over her right eye, said the incident happened after she told Diong her food was cold.
“I was like, ‘I don’t want it at all at this point,’ and he came back and threw that drink in my face,” Lucckette said. quoted as saying.
Lucette claimed the lemon in the drink caused chemical burns to her face.
“It was very difficult and traumatic,” she added. “I will never go back there again.”
Lucette also said she intended to take legal action against Diong and the restaurant. She finally wants to see the Greenfield Day Crab closed.
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