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Women Fight With Restaurant Manager, Police At Girl's Cancer Fundraiser

Fairfield Police Department
Fairfield Police Department Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Two women were arrested Sunday after they struck a Crave Restaurant manager who asked them to be quiet during a fundraiser for a young girl with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, police said.

Tanisha Duncan, 22, of Whitney Street, Bridgeport, and Erika Hernandez, 23, of Pioneer Court, Fairfield, were both charged with breach of peace and interfering with an officer during the 8:50 p.m. incident at the Sanford Street restaurant, police said.

The restaurant manager told police he was going around the restaurant asking everyone to be quiet while a relative of the young girl was trying to give a speech, police said.

He said Duncan and Hernandez refused to cooperate and caused a disturbance. When he asked them to leave and guided them to the door, he told police both struck him in the face, police said.

When a police officer arrived and tried to move the woman away from the restaurant and speak to them, they resisted his commands and physically fought with officers on the sidewalk, police said.

They were both issued misdemeanor summonses and sent on their way, police said.

The benefit raised $10,000 for the girl. 

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