Viral Temple, Texas Soup Throwing Karen Rejects Plea Deal, Goes to Trial
In November of 2021, we brought you the story of a Temple woman who was mad because her soup was too hot. She thought it would be appropriate to bring said soup back to the restaurant and throw it on one of the employees. The woman was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily injury. It looks like this open and shut case is heading to trial after rejecting a generous plea deal.
November 7, 2021 was the date that 31-year-old Amanda Martinez got stewed over her too hot soup. She returned to Sol De Jalisco to complain. Jannelle Broland was working behind the counter trying to help resolve the situation with Martinez. Martinez became upset and tossed the hot soup into Broland's face.
Martinez was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily injury, which could give her one year in jail and/or a $4,000 fine. Martinez was offered a plea deal for probation, an $800 fine and some other stipulations. Martinez has rejected that deal which means this will go to trial.
Martinez IS innocent until proven guilty but this case seems pretty open and shut. Martinez is clearly seen in security camera footage tossing the soup. Makes you wonder, too, why she rejected the plea deal. It's pretty generous compared to what she could face if found guilty.
Things that make you go hmmmm.
We get it. As humans, we get upset. It can be because we got charged too much for something or someone cut us off in traffic or someone got our order wrong. The difference is how you handle being upset. Throwing a tantrum and trying to injure someone is not how to handle being upset with someone, especially if it's over something very simple.
Karen is a term that is thrown around about both males and females. It refers to an adult who basically throws a two year old tantrum in a public environment because they got upset over something very simple. This particular instance in Temple, Texas is a perfect example of what a Karen is and does.
Yes, this woman is upset about what looks like her soup order. It's the fact, though, that this woman consciously picks up the cup of soup and throws it onto the worker behind the register. Why did this woman feel this was in any way necessary? No matter how big, or reason for, this woman's complaint, throwing the product onto the worker IS NOT called for.
There is also the cowardly way the woman very, very quickly runs away after doing it. Coward is the correct term to use here.
This worker went on TikTok to give her side of the story.
@bummynelly I hope this explains it! The video is on @section_8_ page. Again, please refrain from harassing or threatening this woman! Thanks again 💞💞 #menudo #restaurantlife #karen ♬ Lofi nostalgic old music box(833007) - NARU @bummynelly
Quick part 2 since people kept asking why nobody helped me 😭
♬ original sound - Nelly
From the worker's explanation, this woman was just looking for a reason to think she had some kind of ultimate power over the universe. Don't be like this Karen.
For some reason there is very wrong assumption that everyone does everything perfect and that mistakes should never be made. The FACT is readers, no one, including yourself, and me, is perfect. Mistakes will happen and most people, like this worker, will do whatever is necessary to correct the mistake. You just have to have some patience and understanding to realize this.