A Long Island couple said they were assaulted by workers at a pizzeria after they complained about their slices.
The couple said they were called the “n-word” during the assault.
The workers deny the allegations.
CBS Local reported:
A bizarre altercation at a Suffolk County pizzeria has resulted in surreal allegations and a strong denial of wrongdoing.
One of the alleged victims, Willie Marshall, said it was the most shocking thing of his life.
A visit last Saturday to Paesano II Pizza in Greenlawn ended with an injury to his eye. and his wife, Alfie, with blood on her shirt and shoes, and an injury to her head too graphic to show on television.
“He stomped me in my face again, then he made a racial slur — I don’t want to say it on the air, I don’t want to do that,” Willie Marshall said…
…The Marshalls claim they turned to leave before the men at the counter, brothers Frank and Michael Meringolo, mocked them, threw a salt or pepper shaker at Mrs. Marshall, hit Mr. Marshall and used ugly language, CBS 2′s Tony Aiello reported.
The pizzeria employees were charged with misdemeanor assault.
“We don’t deserve this, and nobody else deserves this either,” Alfie Marshall said.
“The allegations as they appear to be, that one of the employees had said ‘This is for Obama.’ You tell me what that means?” said the Marshalls’ attorney, J. Stewart Moore…
…“He used the ‘N’ word. He said [expletive] this is for Obama,” Willie Marshall added.
The attorney for the pizzeria’s owner said Marshall threw a jar of Parmesan cheese at his clients, not the other way around as claimed, 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reported.
The Meringolo brothers also claimed Alfie Marshall was hurt inadvertently when her husband ran and bumped her into the door and that no racial slurs were uttered.
“The allegation by Mr. and Mrs. Marshall that the incident on Nov. 24 was quote a racial attack or an Obama backlash is completely untrue,” defense attorney Richard Toscani said.