Two women have been charged in a brutal fight at Park City Diner that was caught on video and viewed more than a million times on social media.
Salisa A. McFadden, 28, of 548 S. Lime St., and Latosha E. Williams, 25, address unknown, have been charged with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct as the result of a fight around 2:30 a.m. March 18 at the 884 Plaza Boulevard eatery.
The females involved in the fight, including the victim, were gone by the time police arrived but ultimately were identified through the video clip.
“We appreciate tips from the public that helped identify the suspects,” Manheim Township police Lt. Tom Rudzinski said.
The one-minute video clip shows a woman, identified in charging documents as Williams, beating another woman after pinning her down in a booth. The victim is left with a bloody face after the attack.
Williams punched the victim about 20 times, leaving the woman with a cut to the chin, a black left eye and bruising around the corner of the right eye, according to an arrest affidavit.
McFadden punched the victim in the back of the head as she was getting up from the booth after being assaulted by Williams, police said.
The fight was witnessed by several diner patrons who seemingly cheered on the brawl rather than intervene.
After the video drew attention on social media, police said they were taking no action because all parties left the scene and no victim had come forward. A few days later, however, police released a photo of one of the suspects and asked for help to identify the woman.
Diner officials said Wednesday the incident has damaged their reputation and hurt business, and said they want to reassure the public the restaurant is “safe, clean and well-managed.”
“Our employees take all necessary precautions to prevent these kinds of incidents from escalating,” manager Lyndsay Gall wrote in an email, adding that individuals causing problems are asked to leave or are escorted out and the police are called.
“We want to thank the public and the Manheim Township Police Department for locating and charging these individuals,” Gall continued,
“We apologize to our patrons that this unfortunate incident occurred and want to reassure the public that we are a family-friendly restaurant and this incident is not a reflection of the Park City Diner.”