As restaurants struggle to recover from the pandemic, a Jamaican eatery in Philadelphia has been vandalized.
The footage captures the teens entering the shop and trashing it. Detectives have stated that they are investigating the incident.
On Saturday, cell phone video showed dozens of teenagers ransacking a Jamaican restaurant in Germantown.
A teenager is seen throwing a chair into the glass of the front counter of Zion Cuisine on Chelten Avenue in a video of the rampage that is now circulating on social networking sites.
According to one employee who did not want to be identified, the employees had been caught off guard.
“Saying I hope they don’t hurt us. I was praying to God. I was just like what’s going on? We were surprised. We didn’t do nobody nothing and we are just here in the neighborhood to serve neighborhood food,” the employee said.
The employees tried to hide while the teens ruined the place and begged them to leave.
A massive hole has now formed where the glass panel once stood, and staff members say they had to straighten everything up.
“I am forgiving them, and they must get their lives together because they are on the wrong road,” the worker said unexpectedly.
No one was injured.
Detectives are appealing to the public for assistance in locating the teens responsible.