A couple caught on camera savagely beating a restaurant owner and her daughter over cold food have turned themselves in to police.
The brutal attack launched by Nathaniel and Latasha Smith at the Qwik Chick takeout stand in Baxley, Georgia on June 22 was caught on surveillance camera. Authorities searched for the couple for two weeks before they turned themselves in on Wednesday, the Daily Mail reported.
Couple caught on video brutally beating a restaurant owner and her teen daughter turn themselves into police https://t.co/AENtTzczyK
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) July 6, 2017
Jeanette Norris told police that she had refunded the couple’s money after they complained that their chicken was cold and they did not get enough fries. But after Latasha Smith became increasingly agitated and beat on the store windows, Norris came out to inform the customers that police had been notified.
Video footage outside caught the woman unleashing her fury on the restaurant owner, punching and slapping her. When Norris’ 15-year-old daughter came over to help, she fell victim too as Smith knocked her over with a brutal punch.
Norris reportedly suffered a broken nose while her daughter ended up with a concussion. They were both also left with black eyes.
“That’s just pure brutality,” Chief James Godfrey of the Baxley Police Department said, adding that in his 41 years of serving on the police force, he had seen nothing like it.
— WTOC Dal Cannady (@wtocdalcannady) June 23, 2017
The suspects were identified by police after the surveillance video was released.
Anyone with tips on the suspects’whereabouts contact the Baxley Police Department at at 912-367-8305, or the 911 Center at 912-367-8111 pic.twitter.com/E985kV08Yp
— jb (@jabs611) June 25, 2017
Nathaniel Eric Smith and Latasha Smith are wanted for attacking the owner of a restaurant and her daughter in Baxley, GA over cold chicken. pic.twitter.com/eUxnXVukXG
— Catch The Wanted (@CatchTheWanted) July 1, 2017
Though tips and information came in to authorities, the couple evaded arrest for another two weeks before handing themselves over.
The couple has been charged with aggravated battery and cruelty to children.
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