Days after a video surfaced showing a couple being attacked outside a Center City Taco Bell, a delivery driver is speaking out, claiming he was also attacked by the same workers at the restaurant.
Kamarie Scott, who works for Grubhub, was inside the Taco Bell on 11th and Chestnut streets Sunday night to pick up an order. He says the staff members were overwhelmed and he was waiting for an hour.
Scott told NBC10 he and the employees began to argue over orders not filled in time for pickup. The argument escalated and they began to yell homophobic slurs at him, according to Scott.
“At that point I then was fed up after being called out of my name several times and I tossed the soda behind the counter,” Scott said. “I didn’t hit anybody. I then proceeded to go to my car and just leave.”
Scott told NBC10 some of the employees chased after him, attacked him and damaged his car.
“Three employees hopped a counter,” Scott said. “They ran over to my driver side door. Banging, kicking, screaming, calling me more homophobic slurs.”
Scott said he tried to drive off but ended up crashing into a traffic light, severely damaging his car.
“Because my car was in reverse, my foot ended up hitting the gas, due to them trying to get me out the car and trying to fight,” Scott said. "I ended up flying back into the traffic light, which is now tumbled on the ground.”
It’s one of two incidents police are investigating at the same Taco Bell. A man accused the workers of attacking him and his girlfriend outside the restaurant on Feb. 24. Witnesses during that incident also said the employees seemed to be overwhelmed with orders prior to the attack.
“I understand people get frustrated and stuff, but this is still a business and you still have to treat guests, customers, delivery drivers, no matter who comes in that door, with respect,” Scott said.
The employees involved have been fired, according to a representative with Taco Bell.