Peeved over the poor quality of the food and beverages served to them, a group of youths, including a girl, entered into an altercation with the brewery staff. According to the youths, during the brawl, the pub staff used sexual innuendos were used against the girl.
The youths were taken to the police station where the two parties agreed on a compromise. However, they again found themselves in trouble after they vented their anger against the pub through social media. They are now being targeted by the cyber crime cell for defaming the brewery.
The cyber crime cell has initiated an investigation into the matter on the compliant of Lemp Brewpub and Kitchen at Star Mall, where the incident happened.
Police commissioner Alok Mittal has directed the cyber crime wing of the department to investigate the matter. “The brewery authorities approached me on Monday complaining that a group of youths had been maligning the name of their outlet by using objectionable language. They filed a complaint at the area police station also based on which I have directed the cyber crime wing to begin investigation,” he added.
A source close to the youths said that the issue had been “blown out of proportion”. He said that his friends were actually misbehaved with at Lemp.
The bone of contention was the Hawaiian brunch, beer and the hefty bill. Going by the youths’ version on the social media, the Hawaiian brunch was not served as was advertised and they were charged a hefty amount. But a compromise was reached upon after the brewery owner agreed to slash the bill from R12,000 to R4,000.
The youths wrote on the social media that when they asked why there was nothing Hawaiian about the brunch, the manger told them that the chef had to go home due to an emergency on Saturday evening. The brewery had advertised the Hawaiian Sunday brunch on Sunday.
The Lemp authorities refused to comment on Wednesday.