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Texas woman who threw soup in restaurant manager’s face is arrested and thrown in jail

Reports circulated this weekend about a woman who called a Texas restaurant on Nov. 7 to complain about an order she had picked up, saying that the soup she ordered was so hot that it melted the cup’s plastic lid. Restaurant manager Janelle Browland said she hung up on the woman after she started cursing, only to have the woman later show up at the restaurant to confront her.

Surveillance video shows the woman throw the cup of soup in Browland’s face. The woman then exits the restaurant accompanied by a male companion. Soon after the incident, police said they were investigating and would be filing charges.

Now, KWTX reports that the woman has been identified as Amanda Nicole Martinez, 31, and she’s been arrested. Martinez was charged with assault causing bodily injury and was placed under arrest and transported to Bell County Jail on Wednesday morning, according to police.

Her bond was set at $5,000.

The charge is a Class A misdemeanor which is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000. The jail time and the fine could also be imposed jointly, according to police spokesperson Alejandra Arreguin.

KCEN’s Baylee Bates spoke with Browland, who said she is happy that Martinez will be facing consequences.

“When I last spoke with [Temple Police Department], it seemed like this process would take a lot longer. I’m not sure how to feel about being the one to put someone in jail, but I’m glad to see she’s facing the consequences of her actions.” Browland said.

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