A Georgia woman was arrested for allegedly attacking a pregnant military service member over a parking spot, Newsweek reports.
In a viral social media clip, Judy Tucker, 71, can be seen lunging at Stephanie Mitchell, 34, and Treasure Sharpe, 27 at a restaurant in Macon, Georgia.
Tucker was charged with one count of battery and was seen as the “primary aggressor” per an incident report.
In the video, an irate Tucker is telling the ladies to not take a picture of her as an unidentified person filmed the encounter.
“I’m pregnant. Look at me, I’m pregnant. You’re pushing a pregnant lady,” Sharpe can be heard saying in the video.
“Well, my husband is handicapped,” Tucker responded.
Brittany Baron, spokeswoman for Darden Restaurants, who own Cheddar’s Scratch, where the incident took place said in a statement to Newsweek.
“We were appalled by the behavior of the individuals who confronted the two female service members. Such behavior flies in the face of our values and those individuals are no longer welcome in our restaurant.”
Tucker, who occasionally worked as an art teacher at colleges in Macon, was let go from her position at Mercer University.
“She has occasionally taught an art class in the past, but will not be teaching at Mercer in the future,” said Kyle Sears, a spokesman for Mercer University.
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