According to police, the Mother’s Day brawl that took place at Kiku Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area started when an employee “smiled at a difficult customer.” Without more contextual details, it’s difficult to see how such a massive brawl like this could have transpired the way it did, just because of a smile.
Here’s footage of the Mother’s Day brawl recorded by a customer and his daughter:
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Sailyn Barlow, 14, and her father captured the incident with their cellphones.
“I’m actually thinking it’s very good stuff,” Barlow told Channel 2 Action News. “I’m thinking, ‘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.”
No one was seriously injured in the fight, which East Point police said started after an employee smiled at a difficult customer, according to Channel 2. They are looking for four men and one woman in connection with the incident, the television station reported.
Restaurant owner Charlie Son said his employees were just sticking up for the worker who took the first punch.
“He’s very upset, very excited,” Son told Channel 2. “He cannot speak. I told him to please go home, just calm down and take a rest.”
Son estimated he lost about $5,000 in business after people got up and left during the brawl. The people who started the fight did not pay for their meal, he told Channel 2.