Nathaniel Smith, 45, and LaTasha Smith, 28, surrendered to face felony charges in connection with the June 22 incident at the Qwik Chik takeout restaurant in Georgia. The Smiths were the target of a law enforcement dragnet that included police and federal marshals.
They created a commotion at the Qwik Chick takeout stand because they said their chicken was cold and their meals did not include enough fries. The store’s owner, Jeanette Norris, had already apologized and refunded the couple’s money.
What happened next has been described by Chief of the Baxley Police Department, James Godfrey as the most senseless crime he has seen in 41 years.
The incident started Thursday afternoon at the family-owned Qwik Chick takeout stand next to U.S. Highway 1, when owner Jeanette Norris handled a couple who had ordered two meals. According to the report, the couple complained their chicken was too cold and that they didn’t get enough fries. Norris checked the food and refunded the couple their money, but then things flew way off the handle, according to the report, with one suspect, identified by authorities as Latasha M. Smith, flying into a rage at Norris, repeatedly punching and slapping her in the face.
When Norris’ 15-year-old daughter walked up to intervene, the teen was punched in the face by the other suspect. The punch sent the teenager off her feet. The couple then disappeared as what, in the footage, appeared to be employees gathered around to comfort Norris’ teen daughter and look for help.
EMS was called to the scene and both Norris and her daughter received medical attention. Norris suffered a broken nose in the attack, while her daughter suffered bruises and a concussion.
These two vile imbeciles need to get locked up…and for a very long time. They have nothing to contribute to society.
Nathaniel Eric Smith and Latasha M. Smith have obviously missed the class on what it means to be a human being.