Witness to Golden Corral attack

Witness to Golden Corral attack


, THE CHANNEL 4, THE LOCAL STATION.>>>WE NOW HEARING FROM JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY STUDENT WHO WITNESS A HORRIFIC ATTACK ON GOLDEN CORRAL EMPLOYEE TWO NIGHTS AGO. SHE WAS WORKING WEDNESDAY EVENING AT THE WEST SIDE RESTAURANT WHEN POLICE SAY HER BOYFRIEN 58-YEAR-OLD DOUSD HER WITH LIGHTER FLUID AND LIT HER ON FIRE AS SHE TRIED TO RUN AWAY. THE ELIZABETH IS ON THE WEST SIDE AFTER SPEAK WITH THE STUDENT WHO SAW IT ALL HAPPEN. LIZ WE HAVE TH?>>Reporter: P.M. WELL, JOY, SHE SAID IT WAS ONE OF THE WORST THINGS SHE’S EVER EXPERIENCED. SHE SAYS THAT SHE CAN STILL HEAR THAT EMPLOYEE SCREAM AND IT HAS BEEN HARD FOR HER TO SLEEP AT NIGHT AND EVEN HARD FOR HER TO ATTEND HER CLASSES AT JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY. SHE WILL NEVER AGAIN ATTEND THIS GOLDEN CORRAL. SHE SAYS IT’S JUST TOO DIFFICULT FOR HER BUT SHE SAYS THAT SHE WANTS THIS EMPLOYEE’S FAMILY TO KNOW THAT THEY ARE IN HER PRAYERS.>>SHE’S ON FIRE YOU HAVE TO GO. I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON. THERE’S NO GRILL IN THAT AREA. NO WAY SHE CAUGHT ON FIRE FROM WORKING.>>Reporter: WHEN SHE SAW 56-YEAR-OLD CARROLL DEMING ON FIRE, SHE DIDN’T KNOW AT THAT POINT HOW IT HAPPENED. BUT SHE KNEW SOMETHING WASN’T RIGHT.>>WALKING OUT AND EVERYONE IS PRAYING AND CRYING. PEOPLE ARE LACKING FOR THEIR KIDS T.WALKED OUT AND MANAGER GRABBED AND HE HAD A PWIVRP KNIFE AND THE MAN WENT TO GET HIM AND HE WAS LIKE YOU CAPTAIN LEAVE. THE GUY IS I’M NOT GOING ANYWHERE. SAT ON THE CURB. SET THE KNIFE ON THE GROUND AND AND WAITED. POLICE GOT THERE UP HE STOOD UP PUT THE HAND BEHIND HIS BACK AND THAT’S IT.>>Reporter: 58-YEAR-OLD DARYL WHIPPLE NOW CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER. BARBER SAID SHE WAS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE WHOLE RESTAURANT AS THIS WAS HAPPENING.>>THERE WAS A COMBINATION OF FEAR AND PANIC AS FAR AS MY FAMILY GOES. IF I COULD EASILY SPRAY THE KITCHEN AND BLOW THE WHOLE PLACE UP. THERE WAS NO CONCERN FOR ANYBODY IN THE ESTABLISHMENT AT ALL. IT WAS MY GOSH LIKE WHAT IS GOING ON. IS HE ATTACKING EVERYONE? THERE WILL WAS THIS I GOT TO GET MY MOM AND GRANDMA OUT BECAUSE THAT WAS MY MAIN FOCUS.>>Reporter: SHE SAYS IT HAS BEEN HARD TO FOCUS SINCE THE INCIDENT. AND HAS A MESSAGE FOR CARROLL AND HER FAMILY.>>I HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR HER. MY FAMILY HAS BEEN PRAYING FOR HER AND WE HOPE FOR THE BEST. I MEAN, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW DID IT IS MENTALLY AS WELL AS PHYSICALLY FOR HER AND I JUST PRAY THAT HER SUPPORT SYSTEM IS STRONG ENOUGH TO BRING HER THROUGH.>>Reporter: THAT WOMAN WHO WITNESSED EVERYTHING PRAISED MEDICAL PERSONNEL AND POLICE SAYING THAT THE TIME THAT THE WOMAN WAS SET ON FIRE UNTIL THE TIME THAT POLICE ARRIVED WAS VERY, VERY QUICKLY AND AS FOR HOW CARROLL IS DOING I DID SPEAK WITH HER BROTHER OVER THE PHONE THIS MORNING WHO TELLS ME SHE IS IN CRITICAL CAN BE UNRESPONSIVE. RIGHT NOW THEY ARE PLANNING FOR THE WORST SAYING THEY WANT TO BE PREPARED TO PLAN A FUNERAL IF THEY HAVE TO BUT SAYS THEY ARE ALSO PLANNING FOR THE BEST HOPING TO PULL THROUGH AND THEM TO BE THERE FOR LONG ROAD OF RECOVERY.

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