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Arrested: Woman accused of throwing soup at Temple restaurant worker

Soup throwing in Temple
Posted at 11:14 AM, Nov 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-19 07:53:59-05

TEMPLE, Texas — The woman accused of throwing soup in the face of a Temple restaurant employee bonded out of jail late Wednesday afternoon, according to the Bell County Sheriff's Department.

Amanda Nicole Martinez, 31, of Temple, was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily injury. Her bond was set at $5,000.

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Martinez is charged with assault causing bodily injury.

Police said Martinez called Sol De Jalisco on Nov. 7 to complain about her order.

After the call, she showed up at the restaurant located at 4201 S. General Bruce Dr. She said her soup was so hot that it melted the plastic lid on top.

Police said she then threw the soup at an employee.

The victim, Nelly, said she apologized ad tried to offer her a refund or another meal.

"She did not want to hear it at all," said Nelly. "All she wanted to do was yell and cuss."

She said the Martinez threw the hot menudo in her face after Nelly threatened to call police.

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"It really felt like I had just been pepper sprayed," said Nelly.

She said her eyes were burning and her nose was bleeding.

The incident was caught on surveillance video.

Nelly said a customer ran after Martinez and shot video of her and her license plate.

Another customer helped wiped the soup off Nelly's face and out of her hair.

She said she appreciates everyone who came to her aide.

Assault causing bodily injury is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000.