Waiter Tells Court Of Bite Over Barramundi
A row over the price of half a barramundi has landed an Adelaide restaurant customer in court accused of biting a waiter's arm.
Chunping Quan allegedly bit the waiter outside the restaurant after she and her companion only paid half the price on the bill because they claim they were served half a fish when they ordered a whole barramundi.
Quan is on trial in Adelaide Magistrates Court charged with assault over the incident last June.
On Tuesday, waiter Fan Chi Kong told the court, as the only male waiter working at the time, "my boss asked me to get out and follow them" after they left the restaurant.
He said he grabbed her hand in an attempt to stop her getting away.
"When I grabbed her firmly she started biting me," he said through a translator.
Mr Kong said Quan continued to walk as she was biting him, prompting him to grab her purse before squatting
"While I was squatting down on the floor they started pinching and grabbing my neck, making it hard for me to breathe," he said.
"I continued grabbing her purse and waited until the police arrived."
Mr Kong said he was left with injuries to his left arm and hand, neck and ear and was taken to the hospital.
The court had earlier viewed video taken by Justin Tran, who was also called as a witness in the case.
In the video, Mr Kong can be seen squatting with Quan standing over him with police yet to arrive.
He told the court he called the police and started recording the incident on his phone, before later selling the video to a media outlet.