A young hair stylist from Indiana has been revealed to be behind the Facebook rant about her New Year’s Eve being ruined by a woman who was having a heart attack.
Holly Jones went online to slam staff at Kilroy’s Bar N’ Grill in Indianapolis, after she said staff told her ‘someone dying was more important then (sic) us’.
She believed the woman was a ‘junkie’ having an overdose, and criticized waiters for not giving them the service she desired as they went to her aid.
However, she was unaware that the woman was 57 and had fallen ill during a meal out with her husband.
The woman had to be treated on the bar floor by paramedics and is expected to survive, but manager Chris Burton told Daily Mail Online she was in a bad condition for a while.
Holly Jones (above) is a hair stylist at Serenity Salon in Indianapolis. She went online to slam staff at Kilroy’s Bar N’ Grill in Indianapolis, after she said staff told her ‘someone dying was more important then (sic) us’
Jones believed the woman was a ‘junkie’ having an overdose, and criticized waiters for not giving them the service she desired as they went to her aid
Burton’s response to Jones on Facebook, saying her behavior was ‘disgusting’ and has since received thousands of positive messages from around the world – with many people saying they would come to his bar for a drink.
He added that police officers had to come in and wait by Jones’ table until they paid their bill.
Jones has deleted her Facebook profile and has complained to Burton, saying she didn’t post the message.
However, she has still demanded an apology from the bar, claiming they should have had more respect for her as she was eating with firefighters and veterans, even though someone with her that night called in to apologize.
Burton told Daily Mail Online one of the men had secretly tipped staff more because of her actions.
She has also received death threats and is getting friends to report the post so it is completely taken down.
In her initial post Jones wrote: ‘I will never go back to this location for New Year’s Eve!! After the way we were treated when we spent $700+ and having our meal ruined by watching a dead person being wheeled out from the overdose my night has been ruined!!!.
She believed the woman inside the bar (pictured) was a ‘junkie’ having an overdose, and criticized waiters for not giving them the service they needed as they went to her aid
‘Every year we have come to Kilroys to enjoy New Years Eve and tonight we were screamed at and had the manager walk away from us while were (sic) trying to figure out our bill being messed up.
‘The manager also told us someone dying was more important then (sic) us being there making us feel like our business didn’t matter, but I guess allowing a Junkie in the building to overdose on your property is more important than paying customers who are spending a lot of money.
‘Our waitress when we were trying to ask about our bill being messed up also said: ‘what do you want me to do f****** pay your bill for you?
‘What a great way to talk to a paying customer!!! I get that working on New Years (sic) Eve a (sic) stressful but being a complete b**** to us all night knowing you get an automatic graituity (sic) is not right.’
Chris Burton, the manager, posted a response to Jones and said she wouldn’t be allowed back in the bar again
Burton (pictured) told Daily Mail Online one of the men had secretly tipped staff more because of her actions
In response Burton said: ‘We love feedback, whether it be positive or negative.
‘I especially like feedback like this so others can see the disgusting people that we have to deal with sometimes.
‘First of all, the ‘overdosing junkie’ that you speak of was a 70+ year old woman who had a heart attack.
‘Thankfully she was finally revived at the hospital and survived. It sounds like you were very concerned about her so I thought you should know.
‘But I can completely understand why you think being intoxicated a**holes that didn’t understand your bill should take priority over a human life,” he added.
‘I especially appreciate you making your server (who doesn’t curse) cry as well. I’m sure she really enjoyed working on New Year’s Eve just to deal with people such as yourself.’
The daughter of the heart attack victim (circled above), Tohnna Wymer (pictured above in the white dress), has created a GoFundMe page to help with costs associated with her mother’s medical treatment
Jones has still demanded an apology from the bar, claiming they should have had more respect for her as she was eating with firefighters and veterans, even though someone with her that night called in to apologize
Jones’ employer, Serenity Salon, posted a statement on Facebook regarding the situation Sunday evening, since a number of users have bombarded the business’ page calling for her to be fired.
They have also donated $500 towards the woman’s medical bills on her GoFundMe page.
‘Serenity Salon is aware of the most recent negative publicity surrounding one of our Booth Rent Stylists,’ the statement from the Salon reads.
‘The posting to Kilroy’s Facebook page, allegedly by one of our Booth Rent Stylists, in no way represents the views of Serenity Salon or any of our staff.
‘We are saddened by the events that took place that evening and will continue to pray for the women who suffered a heart attack at this establishment on New Year’s Eve.
‘This was not a company event and no other persons from Serenity Salon were present.’
The statement continues to state that Jones’ actions ‘do not reflect’ the salon’s views and that they take their reputation seriously.
Though Jones has appeared to delete her Facebook, she is now trying to claim through friends who have left comments on the restaurant’s Facebook page that her account was ‘hacked’ and that she is not responsible for the original post.
The daughter of the heart attack victim, Tohnna Wymer, has created a GoFundMe page to help with costs associated with her mother’s medical treatment.
‘She is in critical care ICU at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis,’ Wymer wrote on the fundraising website.
‘When she does start to regain consciousness she will have a long road of recovery.
‘The reason I started this page is to help my parents with medical bills and also to help with any needed therapy she will need.
‘We fully believe in the power of prayer and know she will come back to us. She is a fighter and will fight to the end!’
Serenity Salon posted the above statement regarding their employee, Holly Jones, to Facebook Sunday