A Georgia mother and daughter suffered broken bones and black eyes during an attack at the family’s restaurant involving customers upset that their chicken was cold and that they didn’t get enough French fries.
The fight at the Qwik Chick take-out stand, which was reported Thursday, left owner Jeanette Norris with a broken nose and her 15-year-old daughter with a concussion in a case called the Baxley police chief called “pure brutality.”
“I’ve been here, what, 41 years — 30 of them as chief. I have never seen anything like this. I’ve never heard of anything like this,” said Chief James Godfrey to WTOC TV.
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Jeanette Norris told the television station that the couple complained that their meals were not to their liking and she refunded their money. But after some words back and forth the woman “lost it” and started swearing and beating on a window of the eatery, she said.
Norris then went outside to tell the pair that she was going to call the police and the woman responded by punching and slapping her in the face. “She went berserk,” she said to WTOC.
Her daughter, who sitting in a truck, witnessed the altercation and jumped out of the vehicle and the man then turned and punched her square in the face. The video shows the teen being knocked into a chair before she gets up seemingly in a daze. A woman is seen running over and comforting the stunned and crying girl.
“He could’ve killed her” wrote Norris on her Facebook page.
Police are still looking for the couple, who they identified as Nathaniel and Latasha Smith. They could face charges of aggravated battery and cruelty to children, according to WTOC.
In the meantime, residents are lining up at the chicken shack to show their support.
On Facebook, Norris thanked everyone for their good wishes. And, she pleaded for anyone with information about the pair to come forward
“We need help in finding these people. Oh excuse me. I meant scumbags,” she wrote.
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