Fury at the Falafel House: Wild brawl bursts out at a popular eatery when partygoers ‘demand free food’
Anger in the Falafel House: Wild fighting until late at night bursts out in a popular eatery when a group of party-goers ‘rush in and ask for free food’
- George Alkoury was forced to defend his shop after girls demanded free food
- They threw a bottle, a drink, and a chair at him and forced him to hide behind a chair
- Alkoury said there should be more police on Adelaide’s Hindley Street
- He claimed that his Falafel House company regularly fell under these incidents
A wild fight broke out in a popular restaurant late at night after revelers burst into demanding free food, the owner claims.
CCTV footage recorded the fight between Falafel House restaurant owner and customers at 3:00 AM on Hindley Street in Adelaide on Sunday.
Business owner George Alkoury said the wild scenes erupted when three women rushed into his store and demanded a late evening meal on the house.
The images showed that one of the women threw a bottle and another threw a drink at Mr. Alkoury behind the counter before he approached the group to take them out of his store.
‘From!’ Alkoury shouted as another customer came in to break the scuffle, before one of the women threw a chair.
One of the girls threw a chair (photo) at Mr Alkoury, hiding under a stool and asking the police for help
“I’m very scared,” Mr. Alkoury said 9News after the incident.
Alkoury hid behind a crutch to protect herself and called the police while the women kept wandering around the store before they left.
He claimed that it took the police too long to respond to his request for help.
‘What is going on? Very busy police? Sorry, this is no excuse, “he said.
Alkoury said that Hindley Street needed a larger police presence to prevent such incidents.
His calls were supported by the West End Traders Association.
“Who gives you the power to attack me?” Said Mr. Alkoury. “This is my business, my job.”
The South Australian police say their staff level on the strip is adequate, with more units that can be deployed on the street at any time.
George Alkoury (left middle photo) was forced to defend his Falafel House company after three girls came to ask for free food on Sunday morning
Alkoury called for a larger police presence on Hindley Street to prevent such incidents on a regular basis