• Woman left with gash after brawl breaks out in movie theater

    By: Liz Artz


    CONYERS, Ga. - Police say they’re close to identifying two women involved in a Mother’s Day brawl at a local movie theater.
    A witness told Channel 2’s Liz Artz it sounded and felt like a playground fight, but between well-dressed middle aged women.
    Police say it happened inside theater 12 at Crossroads Cinema, apparently because of two noisy movie goers.
    Paige Alexander showed Artz the wound she says she received inside the theater off Dogwood Drive.
    Alexander said she had brought her 74-year-old mother and 20-year-old daughter to a movie that was interrupted by two women talking.
    “I turned around a couple of times and gave them the look like, ‘OK, do you not realize you're loud?’ That seemed to make it worse," Alexander said.
    Another couple, who did not want to be identified, told Artz they witnessed the incident and took a grainy photograph of the group of women.
    “Both parties did shout back and forth at each other," one of witnesses said.
     “One lady just stood up and said, ‘Go to hell,’ and then, ‘What you gonna do? What you gonna do?’" Alexander said.
    Alexander said that’s when one of the women shoved her daughter.
    “I stepped between the lady and my daughter and said, ‘Don't put your hands on my daughter,’" Alexander said.
    At that point witnesses said it got really ugly.
    “Grabbed me around the neck and just squeezing scratched me," Alexander said.
    Alexander gave Artz pictures of the wound taken a short time later after it had been cleaned.
    “It had dug fairly deep. There was blood that was oozing in spots,” Alexander said.
    The witness said she then followed the women outside and got a partial tag number off a Newton County license plate.
    She described the vehicle as a newer model red small SUV, similar to a Ford Escape.
    “It's just scary to think about going anywhere. You can't trust anybody," Alexander said.

    Police say they have good leads from the description of the car and the partial tag number.

    The women, when caught, could face aggravated assault charges and simple battery.

    Alexander told Artz she will press charges.

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