Chef beats up waitress for eating chicharon

Photo from ABS-CBN News.

The next time you want to complain about your boss being harsh, remember this story.

On Monday, a chef working at a restaurant in Parañaque beat up a waitress for — and you won’t believe this — eating chicharon (pork cracklings). 

Devouring an entire bag of fried pig skin usually comes with warnings of weight gain or heart attacks, but physical assault rarely makes the list.

Chef Wang Yongbin, a Chinese national working in the Philippines, beat up waitress Rutches Taer at about 7:40pm inside the restaurant’s kitchen then proceeded to pull her hair, pin her to the floor, and step on her back.

“Taer simply wanted to taste the chicharon Yongbin was cooking. It took the Chinese by surprise, that’s why he hit her,” Senior Supt. Leon Victor Rosete, the city’s police chief told The Philippine Star. 

According to ABS-CBN News, the chicharon was meant to be used for one of Wang’s dishes and was displayed on the kitchen table.

Taer ate one piece after seeing one of her co-workers do the same. And for that, she is now allegedly has paid the price in scratches and bruises across her back.

“All because of chicharon. I just got a small piece of chicharon and he does that to me?” Taer said in Filipino.

She told the restaurant owner about the incident, who then reported it to the Paranaque City Police.

According to the report, Wang only stopped hurting Taer when other restaurant workers intervened.

The chef said he has been working in the Philippines for more than a year but an initial police investigation found that he does not have a working visa or even a passport.

Wang has been arrested and will be charged with slight physical injuries, an offense that is punishable by up to 30 days in prison.

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