The bottom line is that an all-out brawl broke out at Kiku Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar in East Point, Georgia on Mother’s Day supposedly because a bus boy smiled at a customer.
Witness accounts say the employee was cleaning a table and smiling when a female customer said “Why you smiling? Ain’t s–t funny.”
Demonte Harrison, the busboy, reportedly responded by telling told the woman it was part of his job to smile and she couldn’t tell him what to do.
Uh oh, that apparently was the last thing he should’ve said ’cause a male companion of the woman responded by punching Harrison and soon at least three more men joined in the fight against the one busboy.
At that point the staff at the restaurant came to their co-worker’s defense and began battling the ignorant customers. Soon trays, plates and an ice bucket flew across the restaurant as people screamed in terror and customers as well as some workers began to flee the establishment. But some customers pulled out their cellphones to catch the mayhem as it unfolded, according to RollingOut.
One customer told the local news “Wow, I’m going to have a lot of views on this if I post it. Wow, I can’t believe this is actually happening. And wow, I hope I don’t get hit with something.”
The poor restaurant owner, Charlie Son, said he lost about $5000 because several customers left the restaurant during the fight; including the four men and woman who started the fight.
East Point police have released five photos of persons of interest in the fight. The police are trying to determine what happened before the fight broke out.
The five persons of interest face charges of battery, and theft of service since they left without paying.