Women angry with COVID-19 restrictions attack Atlanta Chick-fil-A with bricks, police say

ATLANTA — Police say two women threw bricks at an Atlanta Chick-fil-A drive-thru window after they tried to go inside the restaurant, which was closed for dining-in due to COVID-19.

Police are now asking for the public’s help to try to identify the women.

Video of the incident at the Chick-fil-A at Chastain Square in Buckhead has circulated widely on social media. The video, shot by employees inside, shows a woman pounding on the glass of the drive-through window. The employees are startled moments later by a loud crash.

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Police said in a report that a woman walked into the building after being told it was closed due to COVID-19 precautions. Police said the woman got angry and was forced out of the restaurant by staff.

“The female appeared to have left the location however she returned with two more black females in a white Chrysler sedan through the drive thru window,” the report said. “The females began to scream at the employees at the location.”

Police released new surveillance images Thursday afternoon.


The employees were able to lock all the doors and windows as the women started throwing cement bricks from nearby at the drive-thru window. At one point they also tried to climb through the window, but they were stopped by employees.

The window didn’t shatter but did “have noticeable cracks and damage.”

There were no injuries but the suspects did over $500 in damage to the property, according to the police report.

The suspects have not been identified.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspects should contact 911 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta. Information on the case can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or online at . Callers do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000 for the arrest and indictment of the suspect.

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