Two Florida women were arrested over the weekend after a fight at Little Caesars Pizza over a refund, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office said.
Aurea Barrios-Cardenas, 46, of Fort Pierce, and Kathmia Strachan, 42, of Indian River County, face charges of affray (fighting in a public place that disturbs the peace).
Around 10 p.m., deputies responded to the Little Caesars on 27th Avenue SW because their staff wanted a customer removed, the sheriff’s office said. Strachan had come to the restaurant two weeks before to order food when she saw employees not washing their hands and not wearing protective gloves.
After seeing this, she demanded an immediate refund.
At the time, employees told Strachan it would be three to five business days because she used a bank card, according to the sheriff’s office. She went back to the restaurant on two weeks later because she never got her refund and wanted her money back.
An employee told Strachan that they couldn’t get cash from the drawer and they had no control over the refund process, the sheriff’s office said. She then began yelling and cursing at the employee, whose mother, Barrios-Cardenas, was there to pick her up from her shift.
Strachan told the woman to “mind her own business,” but Barrios-Cardenas continued, according to the sheriff’s office. Strachan then picked up her cell phone and began videotaping the incident, getting within inches of the woman’s face. Barrios-Cardenas pushed Strachan’s hand away and grabbed her arm, which led to a fistfight between the two women.
The employees attempted to intervene and break up the fight.
After reviewing surveillance footage, deputies determined both women were “culpable in the incident,” so both were arrested on a charge of affray.