Chipotle Employee Violently Beaten Over Extra Charge

Two individuals from Charlotte, North Carolina, have been charged with assaulting a Chipotle employee in Indian Land on December 10. The incident occurred after the employee informed one of the suspects that an additional charge would be applied for extra chicken in her meal. The suspects, identified as Jamel Bernard Williams, 36, and Kayla Nicole Pyle, 34, reportedly became aggressive, leading to a violent altercation.

The incident began around 9 p.m. when Pyle placed an order at the restaurant and requested extra chicken. The 20-year-old employee informed Pyle of the additional cost, sparking a verbal disagreement. The employee, distressed by the confrontation, decided to leave work early. However, the situation escalated into physical violence as she was leaving.

Williams, who is 6 foot 3 inches tall and weighs 300 pounds, allegedly attacked the employee as she was exiting the restaurant. According to police reports, he entered the restaurant through a side door and pushed the employee to the ground. He then reportedly pulled her hair and threw her around, despite pleas from onlookers to stop.

As the assault continued, Pyle allegedly joined in, striking the employee in the head. Following the attack, Williams and Pyle, along with a male juvenile, fled the scene. The employee sustained injuries during the assault but sought medical treatment independently. The extent of her injuries remains unknown.

The relationship between Williams, Pyle, and the juvenile is unclear. Police are currently seeking the suspects, and their warrants have been entered into a national database for wanted persons. A piece of Williams’ hair, found at the scene, has been submitted for analysis.

The identification of Williams and Pyle was facilitated by personnel from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile expressed his hope for the victim’s recovery and his appreciation for the assistance provided by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. He urged the suspects to surrender and allow the judicial process to proceed.

Arrest warrants for Williams and Pyle were issued on Wednesday. Williams faces a charge of Assault and Battery in the 1st Degree, while Pyle has been charged with Assault and Battery in the 2nd Degree. Indian Land, where the incident occurred, is a village located on the border of North Carolina and South Carolina, approximately 20 miles northwest of Charlotte.

This incident follows a recent case in Ohio where a woman was sentenced to work at a Chipotle restaurant for two months after throwing a burrito bowl at an employee.