Tiawanda Shears Sues Restaurant, Says She Was Attacked For Requesting More Sauce

Customer Claims Restaurant Worker Attacked Her For Requesting Sauce

A Chicago woman is suing a Chinese restaurant and one of its employees she says became "enraged" and threw her through a glass door when she requested more sauce for her takeout order.

According to a lawsuit filing published by the Courthouse News Service, Tiawanda Shears was picking up a carryout order from New China Wok Limited at 752 W. Garfield Blvd. on May 14 when she noticed her order contained "only one packet of sauce" and, according to the suit, "politely requested more sauce packets" from an employee named Hui Tian Wu.

Shears claims that this request "caused Wu to become enraged," at which point he came out from behind the pick-up counter and attacked Shears, pushing her outside the restaurant and then throwing her through the building's glass door, which shattered, causing Shears to severely injure her leg, according to the suit.

Shears is seeking damages from Wu and the restaurant for battery, and both negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress to the tune of $50,000.

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