By Lisa D’Souza, Nick Sloan and Amy Anderson | 29 June 2016
KSLA NEWS 12 (Independence, Mont.) — A pregnant teenager was brutally beaten by two customers while on the job this weekend over the matter of drinking straws.
Witnesses say a fight broke out Sunday afternoon at a Wendy’s drive-thru off U.S. Highway 40 in Independence.
Tori Repine, 19, is three months pregnant and her face is covered in cuts and bruises. She is recovering at the hospital. An ultrasound shows her unborn baby to be OK.
“One of her co-workers called me and let me know she had been attacked,” said Heather Salcedo, the victim’s mother. “It was horrible.”
Witnesses say a purple Dodge Charger pulled through after making an order. An argument escalated into the violence.
“She said you forgot to give us our effin’ straws and she (Repine) said, ‘no ma’am, they’re in your bag,’” Salcedo said.
According to an Independence Police Department incident report, an officer wrote the victim had “multiple scratches” and marks on her face, neck, chest and arms. Repine was transported to a local hospital.
The report states a witness told police Repine was pulled through the window by two black females. A third person then exited the vehicle and began assaulting her. There was a fourth suspect, but the witness could not tell if that individual was a man or a woman.
The witness yelled that Repine was pregnant, but they continued the assault.
“If you would do something like this over straws and ketchup,” Salcedo said. “I’d hate to see what you would do to somebody if you were really upset.” …