• Police: Unhappy customers beat restaurant owner, daughter over order


    BAXLEY, Ga. - Police are hoping surveillance video that captured a violent attack will help them find the people responsible.

    Video obtained by Channel 2 Action News shows a restaurant owner and her teenage daughter beaten by two customers. It happened Thursday afternoon in Baxley, Georgia.

    Police acknowledged the time stamp of the video, which says 2010, is incorrect and confirmed it happened Thursday. 

    The victims told police the suspects were unhappy with their order. The verbal argument turned violent when one of the suspects began punching the restaurant owner repeatedly.

    When the victim’s teenage daughter came out of the car to break up the fight, the male suspect punched her in the face.


    Baxley police have issued warrants for the suspects, Nathaniel Smith and Latasha Smith, according to our ABC affiliate in Savannah WJCL. The pair could be charged with aggravated battery and cruelty to children.

    The suspects drove away from the restaurant in a cream or tan Cadillac Escalade with tag number REU8495. Officials say they headed north on Highway 144.

    Anyone with any information is asked to call the Baxley Police Department at 912-367-8305 or the 911 call center at 912-367-8111.

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