A woman who attacked a mother at a Georgia pizzeria is now wanted for battery, authorities said.
According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, the fight began at a Little Caesars pizzeria in Augusta just after 4 p.m. May 17 when Brittany Kennedy, 25, pulled 22-year-old Emily Broadwater’s chair out from under her.
Kennedy then began pummeling Broadwater as the beating victim’s young daughter tried to intervene, video footage shared on social media shows. A bystanders can be heard shouting, “Move the baby! Move the baby!”
An onlooker grabbed the toddler while Kennedy continued punching the screaming mother before dragging her by the hair out the door. Kennedy then twice stomped on the victim’s head before leaving the scene in her Kia sedan, according to a police report obtained by Augusta Crime.
“My baby!” shouts Broadwater, whose face was covered in blood, as she stands up and rushes back into the restaurant.
“A girl with a baby, that ain’t right,” eyewitness Dean Willard later told WJBF.
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“The safety of our crew members and customers is the most important thing to us,” Little Caesars said in a statement, explaining, “In any case where a customer or employee is in danger, we advise our crew members to call the police immediately.”
Broadwater reportedly suffered swelling, bruises, cuts and a black eye as a result of the altercation but refused to go to the hospital and emergency responders treated her injuries at the scene.
“The victim stated that she does wish to prosecute,” a deputy wrote in the police report.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert that Kennedy is now wanted for battery.
According to reports, Broadwater claimed on social media that she had watched Kennedy’s children while the suspect allegedly was incarcerated for an unidentified reason. “All I did was help a friend out with his kids while his baby mama was locked up,” the beating victim allegedly wrote, adding, “She has been harassing me for weeks now.”
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