Red Lobster waitress attacked by 4 women speaks publicly 2 years later

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by Lindsay Bramson / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 26 at 10:12 PM

 (KMOV) – Last week, a jury convicted a 21-year-old woman for her part in the attack on a waitress of a Fairview Heights restaurant.

Four women jumped the Red Lobster waitress and she told News 4 she has not been able to work since the attack.

The former waitress, Heather Frink told News 4, “I haven’t worked in a very long time. It doesn’t matter what happens in life, the bills keep coming, they don’t’ stop when your world ends.”

She suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder since the December 2011 attack.

“They all got up, the four of them, hitting me, pinching me. I had clumps of hair missing,” Frink said.

While only one of the four suspects has been found guilty, the three others await trial.

“We’re trying to avoid getting evicted, keeping power bills on. Its real stuff,” Frink added. Her husband, Bert, said "It's been rough-right away you're there emotionally and you don’t realize the impact it’s going to have.  You think it'll pass and you'll make it thru this.”

Since all four victims are free, including the one found guilty, Frink is afraid to go out in public, worried her attackers might find her.

“I haven’t returned there to work yet so two years later it’s the same thing.” 

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