3 women arrested in connection with attack at Popeyes restaurant

1 woman remains at large, deputies say

From left: Brianna Toombs, 19, Chloe Arieigha Hernandez, 21, and Joanna Ceidi, 19.
From left: Brianna Toombs, 19, Chloe Arieigha Hernandez, 21, and Joanna Ceidi, 19. (Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)

LANTANA, Fla. – The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three of four women who they believe were involved in an attack and robbery at a Popeyes restaurant in Lantana, authorities announced Friday.

Brianna Toombs, 19, Chloe Arieigha Hernandez, 21, and Joanna Ceidi, 19, all of who are from West Palm Beach, were arrested on charges of robbery with a weapon and burglary with assault or battery.

According to deputies, the women were in the drive-through of a Popeyes in the 7000 block of Seacrest Boulevard Tuesday afternoon when they got into a verbal argument with the cashier.

What happened next was captured on cellphone video.

Deputies said the suspects spat at and attacked the employee who was working the drive-through.

Two of the women got out of the car and attacked two other employees inside the restaurant, authorities said.

One of the women is also accused of reaching inside the drive-through window and grabbing cash from the register.


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