Who is Chrystal Caldwell? Bio, Wiki
Chrystal Caldwell is a 59 years old Quality Inn in Mystic, Connecticut hotel clerk who says she was beaten twice, called an “old monkey”, and told her life didn’t matter by a white couple while she was at work. The names of the couple from New York, who were identified as husband and wife, have not been released as per TMZ.
Chrystal Caldwell Attacked in a Mystic Inn
Stonington police first began to investigate Friday after receiving reports of an assault that had occurred at the Quality Inn on Whitehall Ave. in Mystic. According to police reports, the initial call led to a request for ambulances to assist three victims with various medical issues resulting from a physical encounter involving a worker and two hotel guests.
“We are putting together a warrant, or warrants if the investigation shows that both were involved, and we will use an extradition process if necessary. The courts will make the appropriate determination on charges, which helps protect the integrity of the case,” Olson said.
The police said Caldwell was taken to the Pequot Health Center in Groton, while the couple was taken to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London. All three involved were each treated and released later that same day, the police said.
Chrystal Caldwell Narrates What Transpired
In a video interview that was posted on YouTube and shared on social media Monday, June 29th, Caldwell said she was working the front desk around 11 a.m. when the couple called to complain that there was no working hot water in the room. She said the man was yelling and swearing profusely during the call, which eventually led to her hanging up. The man told her over the phone that he would come down and “kick her ass.”
Caldwell called her general manager, and he was able to address the hot water issue. She said she expected the situation to calm, but instead, the man showed up at the desk. The general manager tried to intercede, she said, but the man went around him and proceeded to attack her.
The two were separated, according to a police report, but the couple was involved in a second incident when Caldwell said the couple approached her as she was attempting to get ice for her injuries. That’s when she said she was thrown against the wall and kicked in the back several times before the man allegedly attempted to “stomp on her face.”
“I was so fearful in that moment,” she said during the interview. “I was concerned about my life.”
She Described the white Couple as being in their 20s and 30s
During the incidents and their aftermath, Caldwell said the couple, described as white and being in their 20s or 30s, called her names including “an old monkey” and told her that her life didn’t matter, and she should be shot.
Caldwell said no one, of any race, should have to go through what she experienced. She said that she firmly believes the attack was based on her race and has called for their immediate arrest.
“I am almost 60, so for them to want to physically fight me, that was hard for me,” she said in an emotional statement. “This hurts me, this hurt my kids. I am an American citizen and I pay taxes, but they want to kill me for what? Because of the color of my skin?”
Police are Investigating the Incident and are yet to Release a Statement
Stonington Police Capt. Todd Olson said on Tuesday, June 30th the department would release further details once the investigation is complete. Officers contacted the New York couple but were unable to do so because of concerns regarding COVID-19 exposure. The police said the couple was released and returned to their room quickly, then gathered their things and left before officers were able to make contact.