Police were called to Texas Roadhouse on Sherwood Drive around 1:20 p.m. Sunday where they found 28-year-old Candice Bates sitting outside. Bates told police she had been kicked out of the restaurant after she threw another guest’s food on the floor and in the process hit the guest in the face.
The incident began when a 17-year-old Martinez woman told Bates she should take her crying child out of the restaurant. Witnesses told police Bates’ child, whose age was not given, had been crying loudly at the time of the comment.
The teen told police Bates came over to her table with her child in her arms and threw her food on the floor before hitting her on the side of her face with a plate.
Witnesses confirmed the account but did not specify that Bates used a plate to hit the victim. Deputies observed slight redness on the teen’s face.
The victim, who said she wished to prosecute, was advised of warrant procedures.
Bates could face charges of simple battery for the incident.