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Woman, 71, arrested after hitting pregnant soldier in racially charged incident at Georgia restaurant

A 71-year-old woman was arrested Saturday for lunging at and hitting a pregnant soldier at a Cheddar’s restaurant in Macon, Georgia.

Judy Tucker approached two soldiers, Stephanie Mitchell and Treasure Sharpe, at Cheddar’s after an altercation in the parking lot in which Tucker’s son told the soldiers they “should learn how to park” and called them “dumb bitches,” Mitchell said, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office report.

Once inside the restaurant, Mitchell said Tucker’s son again used the profane name and called her and Sharpe “black lesbians,” according to the sheriff’s office report.

When Sharpe pulled out her cell phone and started recording the altercation, Tucker and her son lunged to grab the phone.

“I’m pregnant,” Sharpe said in a video posted to YouTube. “Look at me, I’m pregnant. You’re pushing a pregnant lady.”

The report says Tucker “lunged and struck Mrs. Sharpe in the face.”

Tucker admitted to hitting Sharpe, according to the sheriff’s office report, but claimed it was because one of the soldiers had scratched her right hand.

Despite the scratch, Tucker was identified as the “primary aggressor,” and neither Mitchell nor Sharpe were found to have done anything wrong.

According to the report, Tucker told police the incident “all started because she was white and it was a race issue.”

Tucker was charged with simple battery and released the same day on $650 bail.

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