Kitchen Nightmares stars in knife altercation
Gordon Ramsay may have shut down production of Kitchen Nightmares earlier this year, but one couple continues to make headlines for their bad behavior. Samy and Amy Bouzaglo got into an altercation with a patron outside their Scottsdale, Arizona, restaurant on Saturday.
TMZ posted the video of Samy wielding a knife outside his ABC Bistro establishment and yelling at his wife, "Let me!"
According to TMZ's witness, a drunk patron was ordered to leave by Amy. He complied with the owner's wishes, but it was Samy who chased after him with a knife. Amy is seen in the video trying to get her husband to calm down. She told TMZ her husband was carrying a pen, not a knife, even though the object looks larger than a writing utensil.
Amy told the gossip site that the customer was belligerent and disruptive to their other guests while in the restaurant. He reportedly said to Samy, "You're a f***ing piece of s***, I saw you on that show."
That's when Samy decided to defend himself and his wife and he then called the patron a "c***." Amy is seen in the video holding up her smartphone, evidently trying to video her side of the story.
Another patron called 911 after the melee and it doesn't sound like the story favors the Bouzaglos' side of the story.
The couple first came to the public's attention when they were featured on the May 2013 season finale of the Fox reality show. Ramsay actually quit rehabbing the restaurant before everything was completed. In the episode, he said he finally worked with "two owners who I could not help, and it wasn't because I didn't want to, it was because they are incapable of listening."
They have continued their antics in the media over the last year and a half to extend their 15 minutes of fame. It looks like they are doing a great job with the latest debacle.