A 30-year-old Alabama woman caught on video attacking workers at a Florida Burger King has been charged with with several crimes: felony criminal mischief with damage of more than $1,000, two counts of misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence.
Find out how she racked up all those charges below:
Kimesa Smith was caught on a cell phone video as she climbed onto the restaurant’s counter, threw items and struck employees March 19. She damaged one of the restaurant’s $3,800 LED screens and a cash register, authorities said.
“Considering how busy the Panama City Beach Police Department is because of Spring Break,” Wilson said in a news release, “the State Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation by assigning Investigator Ricky Carleton to do follow-up interviews with witnesses and victims, which led to the additional charges.”
The video of Smith’s incident has become an internet sensation. It’s on YouTube under the title “Spring Break Bikini Brawl at Burger King.”
The video shows Smith standing on the counter to shout at a cashier she’d argued with in the drive-through moments earlier. About halfway through the 101-second clip, the dining room explodes with flying napkins, trays, straws, food and what appears to be either a child’s booster seat or a large water bottle.
The fight started when the woman complained about her order, according to a sworn statement from one of the workers.
“While many view this video as amusing, we see it as hard evidence of serious crimes being committed,” State Attorney Glenn Hess said in a prepared statement. “I’m quite certain the employees who were battered and terrorized by Ms. Smith do not find this the least bit amusing.”
The investigation continues and additional charges may be forthcoming.
Damn! More charges? Too bad the judicial system isn’t like Burger King where you can have it your way…