Waitress-on-waitress violence explodes July 4 at local restaurant

SEATTLE -- Working a busy restaurant in a tourist-heavy part of town on a sunny Fourth of July is like a hornet's nest stuffed inside a powder keg. And according to the Seattle Police Department, that nest-keg exploded when a waitress attacked her fellow server at a waterfront restaurant.

According to the police report for the incident, it all started when a manager at Fisherman's Restaurant had to discipline a waitress for failing to do her job properly.

The waitress, unhappy with the manager, talked down to him and was told she should go home. That's when a fellow waitress decided to weigh in, saying it is stupid to talk to a manager like that.

According to the report, the chastised waitress didn't appreciate the unsolicited advice, grabbed a pint glass of hot water and threw it at the other waitress, hitting her in the chest. She then reportedly pounced on her fellow waitress and punched her multiple times in the face.

Despite another employee attempting to get in between the two, the waitress was able to grab her victim by her ponytail and hit her again before the fight was broken up, according to the report.

When officers arrived, they found the victim with a visible burn on her chest and bruises and a cut on her face.

According to the report, the attacker had ignored the manager's instructions to go home and was still waiting tables. She was arrested and booked into King County Jail.

Review of Fisherman's Restaurant by Yelp user Andrew P: "Waiters can be surly."