A Sonic restaurant employee in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, says she was attacked by a woman she was giving a free meal to one evening.
Victoria Lawson, a Sonic carhop, took an order from a customer whose credit card was then declined.
“She ordered a bacon cheese twister combo with medium fries and a medium Dr. Pepper,” Lawson told KFOR.
When the woman couldn’t pay for the meal, Lawson decided to pay for it with her own money.
“I pay for someone’s food every day,” Lawson said. “I know what it was like to have nothing.”
Lawson said she had a pleasant conversation with the woman, but when the woman asked for napkins, things changed.
“Then, I went and handed her her napkins and, when I did, she grabbed me really fast, and her hands were like pressed on my cheeks squeezing them in, and her fingers were digging in my eyes, and I started like trying to scream and cry, and I couldn’t,” Lawson said.
“I thought I was going to die. I was begging her. I remember saying ‘Please, don’t hurt me,'” she said.
The woman then slammed Lawson’s head against the menu sign.
“I fell on the ground, and she started kicking me and hitting me really hard,” Lawson said.
Police have identified Lawson’s alleged attacker as 28-year-old Briana Lee. She reportedly sped away from the scene and Lawson was taken to a hospital.
It’s the mental scars that bother Lawson the most.
“I just want to know why me?” she wondered. “Now, I’m afraid to sleep, because I feel her touch, and I don’t see how somebody can be so mean to just hurt somebody.”
Lee stole $150 from Lawson. Police say she told officers that she spent $50 of the money at a Circle K convenience store before being caught.
Lee was charged with assault and battery and first-degree robbery, KFOR reports.
Sources: KFOR (2) / Photo credit: Oklahoma County Jail via KFOR