Police are searching for five people who were involved in a brawl at a Georgia restaurant on Mother’s Day.
The fight broke out at Kiku Japanese restaurant in East Point, near Atlanta, after an employee smiled at a problematic customer, according to the police report.
Plates, trays, an ice bucket and even a cart were thrown during the brawl.
One family, who found themselves caught in the middle of the brawl, recorded video from two separate angles.
Police are now using that video to identify the four men and one woman involved in the brawl. They say all five could face serious charges, including battery, theft of services and inciting.
Sailyn Barlow, 14, who recorded one of the videos, said she had to duck several times to avoid being hit by the flying objects.
"I'm actually thinking it's very good stuff, I'm thinking, ‘Wow, I’m going to get a lot of views on this. Wow, I can't believe it’s happening, and wow, I hope I don't get hit with something,’” she said.
No one was seriously injured in the fight. Barlow’s mother said that while she found it to be a bit more frightening, the family tried to shrug it off.
“We tried to make light of it so we could continue to enjoy the rest of our Mother's Day,” said Sherrae Barlow.
The restaurant’s owner talked to WSB-TV’s Liz Artz on Monday and apologized for the incident. He said he sent his employee home.
“He's very upset, very excited. He cannot speak. I told him to calm down and take a rest,” Charlie Son said.
Sailyn Barlow said this is a Mother’s Day she will never forget.
“This is the best Mother’s Day ever. Very entertaining. (We got) good food and good entertainment,” she said.
Son says he lost around $5,000 between damage and the people who got up and left without paying.
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