A Credit Suisse executive has been fired after allegedly arguing with staff at a restaurant in Koreatown when he was banned from using the restroom.
Roman Cambell attempted to break into New York’s Shanghai Mong in the early hours of June 4, said Sunaba Yi, whose parents own the restaurant. The independent.
Jane Yi, Ms Yi’s mother, explained that the toilets were for customers only, but he refused to leave and became aggressive and started recording her on his cellphone, she said.
Ms. Yi said her mother was scared and started filming him again, after which Cambell tried to reach for her phone.
Surveillance footage of the incident posted online shows Mr Cambell making his way past her and entering a kitchen at the back of the restaurant, while two friends try to convince him to leave.
“He said he wanted to talk to the manager and that he would wait for the police to come,” Ms Yi said.
Mr. Cambell then gets involved in an altercation with a waiter who tried to remove him from the restaurant.
Ms. Yi told the independent the bank manager threw about 10 punches at server Jose Morales.
“He started punching Jose’s forehead. His friends tried to drag him out, and then Roman started fighting with his friends.”
He then grabbed Jane Yi’s cell phone and threw it on the floor.
A few minutes later, several police officers arrived at the restaurant and Mr. Cambell was allowed to leave without being charged, Ms. Yi said.
A few days after the fight, she posted images on Instagram and TikTok in an attempt to track down the man.
The message went viral and Ms Yi said she was contacted by several Credit Suisse employees who confirmed his identity.
A source familiar with the case has confirmed that the independent that Mr Cambell was “terminated” by Credit Suisse.
In a statement to the independent, a spokeswoman said: “Credit Suisse is aware of the allegations circulating on social media, which have taken place outside of ownership and are unrelated to Credit Suisse.
“Credit Suisse maintains and adheres to a policy that condemns discrimination, bullying or violence of any kind.”
Ms Yi said both her mother and Mr Morales were traumatized by the incident. She said her parents were afraid that Mr. Cambell would try to return to their restaurant.
Ms. Yi, who works at the restaurant on weekends, said she had been in touch with NYPD detectives who were investigating.
The NYPD did not immediately respond to a request for comment.