Photo: Laglennda Damona Carr and Passion Shenay Coleman
Two women are under arrest after wreaking havoc on a restaurant in Costa Mesa’s South Coast Plaza.
At about 11:40 AM on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, an extremely disgruntled Passion Shenay Coleman, a 27-year-old woman from Fullerton, showed up at her former place of employment with a bone to pick. “It was reported that she had made criminal threats and had thrown a plate at a restaurant employee before fleeing the scene,” according to the Costa Mesa Police Department release.
Coleman was known to the staff, who reported the situation to South Coast Plaza Detail Officers. Officers were unable to locate her and made a report of the incident.
About two hours later, Costa Mesa Police were called in to deal with an escalation of the earlier situation. Coleman had returned along with a second woman, identified as 24-year-old Laglennda Damona Carr of Fullerton. Coleman was reported as “disrupting the establishment” as she took a a bat to a television, table settings, and plates, “causing thousands in damages.” Carr “was there with Coleman and was reportedly yelling and being disruptive as well.”
Restaurant patrons “had to leave” as a result. No injuries were reported.
Both women attempted to flee, but officers located and detained them in a nearby parking lot once they arrived on the scene. Carr was arrested and booked at Costa Mesa Police Department Jail with a bail set at $25,000. She was charged with “assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, felony vandalism, burglary, and felony conspiracy to commit crimes.” She was moved to Orange County Jail later at some point afterwards.
Coleman, who “was found to have cuts on her hands,” received medical treatment onsite and at a local hospital before being transported to the Costa Mesa Police Department Jail. She was booked on “assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, felony vandalism, burglary, felony conspiracy to commit crimes, and a misdemeanor warrant for a suspended license,” with a bail set at $500,000.