Georgia restaurant owner and daughter say they were attacked over cold chicken

A Georgia restaurant owner and her teenage daughter say they were brutally attacked Thursday by a couple who complained that they were served cold chicken, according to local news reports.

Jeanette Norris told WTOC-TV that a couple who purchased two meals from her Qwik Chick takeout stand on Thursday complained that their chicken was cold and that they did not receive enough fries. Norris said after some back-and-forth, she refunded the meal, but the couple were still irate.

Security video shows Norris confront the couple outside of her Baxley, Ga., restaurant and the female customer begin beating her.

In the video, Norris’ 15-year-old daughter tries to intervene, but the male suspect punches her in the face, knocking her off her feet.


Police are currently looking for the suspects, who have been identified as Nathaniel Eric Smith and Latasha M. Smith. The couple have warrants for aggravated battery and cruelty to children, WTOC reported.

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Latasha M. Smith and Nathaniel Eric Smith are facing multiple charges in the attack on a restaurant owner and her daughter in Georgia, police say. (Baxley, Ga., Police Department)

Police say both suspects left in a cream or silver-colored 2007 Cadillac Escalade with tag number REU8495. Officials say the two have access to two other vehicles described as a silver 2004 Cadillac Deville 4s with Georgia tag number PVK5483, and a green 1996 Cadillac Deville 4s with Georgia tag number BXQ1673.

They are described as a heavy-set, medium-height, black male wearing a black T-Shirt, red shorts, and a red cap, and a slender-built, tall, black female wearing an all black shirt, pants, and cap. Officials say they headed north on Highway 144. The Smiths have active warrants of aggravated battery and cruelty to children.

h/t The Root