Restaurant Hostess Attacked After Asking Diners for Proof of Vaccine

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The world is starting to return to normality after the Coronavirus pandemic tragically affected the lives of millions of people. This doesn’t mean that the virus no longer exists, so countries around the world are imposing precautions, like proof of vaccines.

However, some people aren’t taking well to it. A restaurant hostess working at the Italian Carmine’s restaurant on the Upper West Side of NYC has recently been attacked after she asked customers for proof of vaccine.

Three people were arrested for allegedly assaulting a hostess on Thursday…

The hostess, who has not been identified, was just doing her job by asking diners for proof of vaccination before they could be seated.
But, shocking footage was captured by NBC New York, which showed the hostess being attacked, until staff and bystanders helped her to safety.

The hostess was repeatedly punched in the face, and in the neck, with the assaulters, also breaking her necklace…

The suspects were supposedly Texan tourists and were taken to NYPD’S twenty-fourth precinct station house after the abusive incident occurred, according to the police.
One person even wrote on Twitter: “If you can’t respect the rules and the employees of an establishment then don’t visit it. People wake up, we are in a Pandemic.”
While another person said that this incident was inevitable as the restaurant expected the hostess to act like a “security guard.”

But, although staff expected to face arguments with unvaccinated customers…

They definitely didn’t see this coming.
New York City now requires proof of vaccination to be able to enjoy accessing indoor venues, and prompt people to receive their jabs, but if they neglect to ask for proof, they can be fined up to $1,000. So, even though staff and owners of establishments understood that there would be controversy, they didn’t expect that they’d be dealing with employees being assaulted.
The restaurant, Carmine, spoke out in a statement too: “Shocking and tragic situation when one of our valued employees is assaulted for doing their job — as required by city policies — and trying to make a living.”

Even Gale A. Brewer had something to say about the attack…

The twenty-seventh Borough President of Manhattan was shocked by the issue, taking to Twitter to express how completely “unacceptable” this type of behavior is.
And in another tweet, she added that: “There’s no place for this kind of violence to be perpetrated against our essential workers.”
But some people’s responses weren’t all in support of Brewer’s tweets…

“What did you think would happen when the city deputized restaurant workers to be the vaccine police?” one person responded to her tweet.

“It makes sense. No way they could ever get the actual (unionized) police to do it, so sell the low-wage workers down the river along w their employers who are desperate to stay open,” another person replied sarcastically.
And another even questioned: “Why are restaurant workers in charge of checking customers for the city’s mandate???”
What do you think about the issue?