Vicious fight at Chesterfield Waffle House leaves woman with concussion, back injury

Posted at 7:55 PM, Mar 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-17 09:39:16-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A Chesterfield woman is recovering after a brutal attack captured on cell phone video at the Waffle House on Midlothian Turnpike. Police said the incident happened during the early hours of March 8.

"They approached us as soon as we walked through the door," Rekeeta Squire said. Squire said two unknown women attacked her and her friend after first asking about a relationship with a man.

Rekeeta Squire

Rekeeta Squire

"I said, 'What's the problem?' She said, 'I give you a problem. I built like this, I do this, I'm about this life,'" Squire explained. "After that she just swung."

Cell phone video captured more than three minutes of the two-on-two fist fight. Portions of the video show the victims' hair being yanked and her head being slammed into the restaurant's window. Another part of the video shows one of the women delivering brutal gut punches.

After the confrontation finally ended, Squire drove herself to the hospital after suffering a concussion and back injury.

"Blacking out, blood running down my nose, nobody help me. Waffle House people recording it, didn't help," Squire said. "Nobody, nobody came on the scene. Nobody tried to stop it. Everybody was laughing."


Regina Squire

"I was like, 'How could someone do this? What kind of animals are these," Rekeeta's mother, Regina Squire, asked.

Squire was shocked when she saw the attack on her daughter, but even more shocked that she said no one stepped into help or call for help.

"I feel like that was a malicious wounding and they had no mercy for Rekeeta and Rekeeta could have been dead and these people are sitting there laughing," Squire added.

The victim said she thinks about the brawl everyday and that "it messed me up."

The Squires said they are looking for justice.

"I feel like they should serve jail time because they need to learn you don't just walk up in a public place and attack people...," Regina Squire said.

Chesterfield police said this is an active investigation and anyone with information should call 804-748-1251.

CBS 6 reached out to the Waffle House, which provided the following statement:

“The safety and security of our customers and associates is a top priority for us. We are continuing to investigate this incident to gather all the facts and will take the appropriate actions necessary.”


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