Police are reportedly searching for Nathaniel Eric Smith and Latasha M. Smith of Georgia after security footage captured them savagely beating a restaurant owner and her 15-year-old daughter.
According to AZ Family, the restaurant owner, Jeanette Norris, claims the attack began after the couple complained about their chicken being cold and there not being enough fries with their meal.
After a discussion, Latasha can be seen in the surveillance footage – which has gone viral – punching and slapping Jeanette in the face repeatedly.
Several seconds into this, Jeanette’s daughter can be seen confronting Latasha, at which point Nathaniel punches her in the face, knocking her backwards.
Bystanders can be seen rushing to check on Jeanette and her daughter.
See the clip for yourself below.
According to AZ Family, police say the attack – which left Jeanette with a broken nose and her daughter severely bruised with a concussion – was completely unprovoked.
“I’ve been here, what, 41 years – 30 of them as chief,” the outlet quotes Chief James Godfrey of the Baxley Police Department as stating.
“I have never seen anything like this. I’ve never heard of anything like this. The security camera footage that we put out tells it all. That’s just pure brutality.”
According to The Daily Mail, Nathaniel Eric Smith and Latasha M. Smith remain on the run.
The vehicle they escaped in following the crime is a cream or silver-colored 2007 Cadillac Escalade with the license plate REU8495. Police say they also have access to two other vehicles – a silver 2004 Cadillac Deville (PVK5483) and a green 1996 Cadillac Deville (BXQ1673).
“There are active warrants of aggravated battery and cruelty to children out on the couple,” The Daily Mail states.
AZ Family attributes this photo of the couple to the Baxley Police Department.