Owners of the Midtown IHOP are working to add more security at the restaurant after an early-morning attack.
During the early-morning hours on Friday, March 16, the restaurant's manager, Mohammad Al Hourani, confronted an unruly party of five.
“They started getting louder and louder. The customers inside started getting annoyed,” said Al Hourani.
The manager said Okelley was one of several customers who became loud and aggressive before he asked them to leave.
Shortly after, he found himself in a fight with the five customers, who began throwing objects at him as he fought off others.
“My face was covered with blood. I couldn’t even open my eyes,” he said.
Al Hourani is back at work, now with 16 stitches on his face and four staples in the back of his head.
He said he is planning to have more security inside his restaurant.
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