Raniyha Thomas assaults employee at Casa Fiesta after breaking glasses

Raniyha Thomas assaults employee at Casa Fiesta after breaking glasses

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20-year-old Raniyha Marie Thomas, of MTSU, had an altercation with an employee, Andres Barajas, at Casa Fiesta on Bell Road late February 22nd. When the officers arrived, they spoke with both parties. Thomas told officers they were sitting at their table when they said to Barajas that their drinks were not right and their food was taking too long. The waiter told them they could leave, and as one of the girls was about to take a drink from their cup, he took it from her hand, telling them to leave again. Then, they left, but one of them left their phone, so she went back inside to grab it. Barajas told them they could not have it unless they paid $20 for damages.

Barajas told officers that they were complaining about their food and drinks, so he told them to leave since the kitchen was closed, and when they tried to take a sip from their drinks, he took their straws. After this, one of the girls started to break the glasses. They then left and later tried to return to the restaurant because one of the girls had left their phone inside. Barjas told them they could not come in, adding that they had to pay $20 in damages to get the phone. Barjas went to close the door, which is when Thomas barged into the establishment and started hitting him. Barajas provided footage of the incident, confirming his statement. Officers were advised that the restaurant did not want to prosecute for the damages, and Thomas was cited for assault. Thomas was taken into custody on March 19th.

Raniyha Thomas (MNPD)
Raniyha Thomas (MNPD)

Raniyha Thomas of Henson Court in Matteson, IL, was booked on a citation March 19th, charged with assault.

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