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Woman charged with riot after she and two friends became upset over a wrong order at Taco Bell


ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A 24-year-old woman is charged with second-degree riot after police say she and two friends became upset over a wrong order at Taco Bell and started a fight with employees and other customers.

Police were called around 9 p.m. on May 26 to the Taco Bell on 1484 White Bear Ave. in St. Paul on a report of a fight that had broken out.

Charges say Laresha Marie Uting (picture), of St. Paul, was with two friends in the drive-thru when they became upset with what they claimed was an incorrect order. Uting and her friends then parked the vehicle and came into the restaurant, yelling and swearing at the employees.

The manager told police he checked the order and verified that it was correct. At that point, a group of teens, who are regular customers, stepped in and told the group to stop harassing the staff and leave.

A criminal complaint says that's when the group became violent. Uting told police she went to her car and grabbed a tire iron that she gave to one of her friends. He then hit one of the teens over the head with the pipe before leaving. The teen suffered a laceration on his head.  More