An elderly Georgia woman found herself in handcuffs over the weekend after witnesses filmed her verbal harassment and assault of two African-American servicewomen in uniform at a Cheddar’s restaurant in Macon.
Witness LaKeycia Ward detailed the incident in a Facebook post on Sunday writing that a gentleman and his mother were visibly irritated after a pair of soldiers didn’t wait for them to back into a handicap spot at the restaurant and instead proceeded to drive around them to park in a different spot.
” … So [the gentleman] then followed them inside the restaurant being verbally abusive, calling [the soldiers] Black lesbians and shouting, ‘the military lets lesbians serve?’ So at that point I started recording & here’s the VIDEO.”
In the minute-long clip, a woman later identified as Judy Tucker, 72, and her son Robbie are seen confronting the women as they wait to be seated inside the restaurant. Things quickly escalate from there, prompting one of the soldiers to pull out her cell phone and start recording.
“Don’t you take a picture of me!,” Tucker screams as she lunges and attempts to snatch the servicewoman’s phone away. “You do not have the right to take a picture of me!”
The woman’s son also makes a grab for the soldier’s cellphone, prompting audible gasps from other patrons inside the restaurant. The servicewoman then informs the couple that she’s pregnant.
“Look at me! I’m pregnant,” she says.
“Well my husband is handicapped!” Tucker shot back.
Tucker, Robbie and his daughter were ultimately asked to leave the restaurant. According to Hollywood Unlocked, Tucker was arrested and charged with simple battery. She was booked into the Bibb County Jail.
Of course she starts crying and playing victim when the officer tells her she’s arrested for assault even thought they’re were videos and witnesses everywhere pic.twitter.com/PuTMS3FTFK
— LMH (@MsLatashaHinton) April 15, 2018