Woman Hit by Dinner Roll Sues Restaurant for $25K
A woman is suing a Missouri restaurant over injuries allegedly sustained from a “throwed roll.”
Lambert’s Café, which is known as “Home of the Throwed Roll,” is being sued by a 67-year-old pastor, who claims that she was hit in the eye by a dinner roll. Servers at the restaurant are known for tossing the rolls to customers
The suit dates back to a September 2014 incident in which Troy Tucker claims she “sustained a lacerated cornea with a vitreous detachment and all head, neck, eyes and vision were severely damaged.”
She wants $25,000 to cover medical and legal fees.
The lawsuit claims that the restaurant should have known about the dangers involved in their signature practice.
Johnny Fugitt, of the River Front Times, points out that Tucker may not have much of a case considering that back in June, Slugger and the Kansas City Royals were deemed to have not been at fault after a thrown hot dog hit a man in the face and tore his retina.
Fugitt said in that case, the “baseball rule” was referenced, and that by voluntarily entering a baseball stadium the victim assumed some responsibility for personal awareness. She points out that “Home of Throwed Rolls” is posted all over, which could mean Lambert’s diners assume they are putting themselves at risk of being hit by a flying roll, upon entering the establishment.