Woman charged for scuffle with pregnant servicewoman at Macon Cheddar's
MACON, Ga. -- A Macon woman was arrested Saturday night after a scuffle at a Macon Cheddar's involving two servicewomen -- one who says she's pregnant.
Bibb County deputies arrested Judy Tucker, 71, on battery charges. She was released on $650 bond.
A video that’s gone viral appears to show Tucker in the argument, which turned to a scuffle.
According to an incident report, deputies were called to the restaurant at 4040 Riverside Drive around 8:20 p.m. Upon arrival, they found a group outside the front door.
Tucker told deputies she was upset with a woman who was taping her and tried to grab the phone. She says another woman then grabbed her and scratched her arm.
Deputies say the incident started from a parking space issue. However, Tucker told deputies, "it all started because she was white and it was a race issue."
One of the servicewoman, Stephanie Mitchell of Palmetto, told deputies they were backing into a parking space when Tucker's son approached them. She said he told them they should learn how to park before calling them "dumb b*****s."
After Mitchell and Treasure Sharpe of Powder Springs (the other servicewoman) went inside the restaurant, Tucker's son approached them again, Mitchell told deputies. According to the report, he called them "black lesbian b*****s."
Mitchell tried to calm the situation, according to the report, but the argument then escalated. Sharpe said she was pregnant and Tucker hit her in the face, according to the report.
Deputies say according to the video, Mitchell and Sharpe were not at fault. They called Tucker "the primary aggressor."
The incident is still under investigation. Additional charges are possibly pending.
WGXA contacted Cheddar's Monday afternoon, which replied with this statement:
"We were appalled by the behavior of the individuals who confronted the two female service members. Such behavior flies in the face of our values, and those individuals are no longer welcome in our restaurant."
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