The incident began at around 3PM last Thursday, when the woman — who, at that time, was fully clothed — walked into Dragon China restaurant and demanded free food after finding the word “free” on the take-out menu.
“She asked the cashier, ‘Everything is for free?’ ” said the restaurant’s owner, Dajo Zhao. When told “no,” Zhou said that the woman then slammed her fingers down on the menu, while screaming, “Free! Free! Free! Free!”
Another customer reportedly told her that she was crazy. In an obvious bid to prove that person wrong, the disgruntled customer started throwing ‘everything she could get her hands on’ and ‘screaming with rage.’ She reportedly moved to the back of the restaurant, where she ‘pushed over equipment, threw food, and punched a chef.’
“I walked in and I saw an old lady trashing the place,” said Noreen Monier, who owns a nearby store. “I told her to stop and she threw a watermelon at me. She had superhuman strength.”
She then reportedly exited the restaurant and removed her clothing (NSFW photo here). A passing car trying to get through the melee came to a stop as the woman laid down on the hood in an obvious statement about …something (NSFW photo here). The woman reportedly then made her way back into the restaurant, where she continued her tirade by throwing Snapple bottles to the floor and at witnesses. That part of her tirade was immortalized on YouTube in a NSFW video here.
“She’s picking up the phones, answering calls, and throwing money,” said witnesses.
At this point in the mayhem, a fire that broke out on the restaurant’s broiler from money being thrown at it and it began to spread. Police arrived on the scene about the time as fire fighters. As the firefighters contained the blaze, police took her into custody. It was reported that they had a little trouble apprehending her, but were able to do so.
One source reported that the man walking his dog – who is seen in the YouTube video – tried to intervene in the arrest while insisting that it was a medical matter. The account said that police took him into custody, too, and – when the man’s wife came to his defense – they took her into custody, also.
Witnesses said that the woman is a regular along Third Avenue, sometimes seen talking to herself as she walks down the street. Neighborhood residents reported that she had not caused trouble in the past. This time was notably different.
Although she was handcuffed, it was not reported if the woman was actually arrested. I am thinking that she was Baker Acted, instead.
So… about that free food…Tags: Brooklyn, Chinese food, Chinese restaurant, Crime, disorderly conduct, fire, mental illness, naked, New York