Philadelphia lawyer charged over beating outside Starbucks

Police in Philadelphia say a lawyer is charged with throwing coffee on another woman outside a Starbucks, then pulling her hair, punching her and pushing her to the ground before a pedestrian intervened.

Police announced Friday that 47-year-old Yvonne Montgomery turned herself in May 24, about a month after the attack outside the downtown coffee shop.

The Wyncote woman faces misdemeanor charges including terroristic threats and simple assault.

Police released surveillance video of the April 25 beating to track down the woman. The cause of the altercation wasn't provided.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports ( ) Montgomery is a lawyer specializing in litigation for businesses and individuals. She also provides advice on topics such as workplace violence.

A message seeking comment from Montgomery wasn't immediately returned Friday.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer,