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Blair Co. business owner accused of inappropriately touching employees
By: WJAC Web Staff
TYRONE, Pa. -- A Blair County resident and business owner is accused of inappropriately touching and making lewd remarks to eight teenage victims.
The eight worked for Samy El Masry at Sambolis Pizza.
I find it personally very sad and disappointing, it is a small town and a small community and you want to support your local businesses, said Michelle Miller resident of Tyrone.
Police said a 16-year-old victim told them El Masry would say things such as I bet if I cooked you in the oven youd taste yummy.
Some of the people who talked to 6 News said the allegations were not surprising.
My one friend has worked there before, said Shanyn Clark resident from Tyrone. He called her trashy and she went in with my other friend and he did it again.
The victims consist of both boys and girls who all go to Tyrone High School.
6 News also learned that Tyrone High School had a restraining order against El Masry.
Police said some told them they were touched and kissed and others were offered a trip to Las Vegas.
My heart goes out to anyone who may have been allegedly victimized because that would make for a hostile work environment, said Miller.
Other residents said the food was good and business was steady but they are not sure if the allegations will keep the doors open.
"I haven't gone there since my friend told me what he called her," said Clark.
El Masry is facing two dozen charges and remains in the Blair County Jail after not being able to post bail.