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White woman charged after arguing with black service members over parking spot

Judy Tucker

WMAZ-TV

MACON, Ga. -- A 71-year-old white woman has been charged with battery after she and her son argued with two black female service members over a parking spot outside a restaurant. A Bibb County Sheriff's report says Judy James Tucker told deputies it all started because she's white and it was a race issue.

The report says 34-year-old Stephanie Mitchell told deputies that Tucker's adult son, Robbie, used obscene, sexist language as he told her and 27-year-old Treasure Sharpe to "learn how to park" on Saturday. Then, report says, the Tuckers followed the uniformed women inside, where Robbie Tucker called them "black lesbian b------."

Others inside the Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen restaurant began recording. Video shows Judy Tucker striking Sharpe in the face while trying to stop her from recording as well. At one point, Sharpe says "I'm pregnant," and Robbie Tucker says "Oh really, by her?" 

The report says deputies reviewed cellphone video and determined that Judy Tucker was the primary aggressor, and there's no evidence suggesting the other women did anything wrong. 

"With all the lunging and slapping happening, it was never shown through cell phone video that Mrs. Mitchell or Mrs. Sharpe did anything wrong," the incident report said, CBS Macon affiliate WMAZ-TV reports.

The station reports that the following video, which has gone viral, seems to show the argument, which turns into a shouting and shoving match.

RACISM AT ITS FINEST (MACON,GA) by LaKeycia Ward on YouTube

Jail records show the Macon woman was arrested and released on $650 bond. The deputies wrote that they were still investigating and more charges could be pending. 

WMAZ reports that Cheddar's issued a statement saying: '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."