911 CALL: Farmer Boys restaurant attack

Posted at 5:40 PM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 20:40:46-04

23ABC obtained the 911 call made by a Farmer Boys manager just moments after an employee was allegedly attacked. 

According to the Bakersfield Police Department 22 year old Richard Mendoza went into the Farmer Boys restaurant on Haley St. and Columbus St. on Friday, October 28, 2016. Police said he demanded a free Gatorade from the employee.

The employee refused and that is when Mendoza allegedly picked up a chair hit the female employee with it. Police said he then punched her while yelling racial slurs. 

Mendoza was arrested and faced a judge Tuesday. He pleaded not guilty to assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism damage and violating civil rights by force. 

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In the 911 call a woman, who identified herself as the manager of the restaurant, tells the dispatcher to send police.

"I don't know what happened, I ran around the corner and the customers are holding a man down on the ground and my employee is sitting down on the ground," the manager told dispatch.

In the background audio of the 911 call you can hear people shouting. Moments later someone in the background can be heard telling the manager the suspect hit the employee. 

Mendoza is expected back in court on November 14, 2016. The judge ordered he be held on $75,000 bail.