Acts of violence and unrest happened at several different Popeye's fried chicken restaurants in the Nashville area. The most explosive was at the Columbia, TN location where an employee body slammed Deborah Staggs to the concrete and is believed to have nine fractures, six broken ribs, and a broken knee. An arrest has been made of a Popeye's employee.
Deriance Ra’Shaiel Hughes was arrested by Columbia Police for felony aggravated assault. The victim's lawyer claims the fight started when she claimed she was double charged for food.
Warning: depiction of extreme violence and foul language.
This video shows the intense argument inside before it escalated outside. Some news reports claim use of the "n" word may have been used during the argument.
Warning: foul language and intense situation.
Then another incident at a Popeye's at Opry Mills happened. This time, another woman was assaulted in front of the restaurant. The incident was caught on video and obtained by FOX17. No word yet if Metro Police are investigating.
These incidents are not isolated to Tennessee. One man was stabbed to death in Maryland over an alleged argument about the famous chicken sandwich.