Restaurant workers dressed up as TV superheroes from the Power Rangers jumped intervene to rescue a woman allegedly attacked by a man.
The incident happened around 8 p.m. Friday at the Noka Ramen restaurant in Oakland, California.
The normal evening was cut short when a woman ran into the restaurant screaming that she was being attacked. The incident was documented by Ploi Pirapoken, a witness who published what she saw in a series of tweets that went viral.
“When something surprising comes out, you’re not sure if it’s real,” Pirapoken said KGO TV.
Pirapoken tweeted that the man ran into the restaurant and put the woman in a choke hold. That’s when the Power Ranger servers stepped in. She said the black and yellow Power Rangers asked him to leave, but he responded by attacking them.
The woman ran into the kitchen to be safe, and the Power Ranger servers and some of the customers forced the man to go outside, where he began throwing chairs at the windows. She said he also yelled anti-Asian insults at her.
“For some reason I’m starting to devour my ramen,” she said tweeted.
The customers and the waiters barricaded the door to keep the man out. Pirapoken said it took a long time for police to arrive to arrest the man.
Oakland Police confirmed they arrested a man in the incident and said they believe he was in a mental health crisis.
The restaurant publishes a expression on social media about the incident.
“While we are proud of our team, who did everything they could in times of need, we want to reassure our guests that this event is an anomaly in our restaurant,” the statement said. “The safety of our guests and employees is of the utmost importance to us. We are fully cooperating with the police in identifying the individual involved.”
Pirapoken ended her viral thread with the history lesson.
“There is no point, moral or meaning to this story other than that I can’t believe Power Rangers are actually Thai? I’m grateful no guns were involved. And the food at Noka Ramen was excellent,” she said closed in her Twitter thread.
Here is a local news report on the incident:
Servers disguised as Power Rangers save an assaulted California woman! — EXCLUSIVE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/power-rangers-restaurant-attack-rescue Waiters dressed as Power Rangers save a woman who is being attacked by a man