GLENDALE -- Two women have been charged in connection with an incident that occurred at a Burger King restaurant near North Port Washington Road and Henry Clay Street in Glendale.
Latonia Howell, Jasmeika Simon
The accused are 41-year-old Latonia Howell and 23-year-old Jasmeika Simon. Each faces a felony charge of physical abuse of a child (intentional causation of bodily harm).
According to the criminal complaint, Howell went into the Burger King restaurant on Saturday, February 27th and "wanted to use multiple coupons." But the worker told Howell it was company policy that only one coupon be used per transaction.
The complaint indicates "Howell became upset and asked to speak to the manager." The worker tried to rectify the situation -- and as Howell left the restaurant, she told the worker "she was going to have her daughter come back to 'beat their (expletive).'"
About 15 to 20 minutes later, Howell and Simon returned to the restaurant. The complaint says a worker asked if they had been helped. That's when "Simon replied, 'Oh, you're the one' and 'Don't ever disrespect my mom." The complaint indicates Simon began punching the worker. As she was leaving, "she threatened to 'go get her gun' and come back to Burger King."
When police interviewed Howell, she "felt the female cashier was being rude to her." She "admitted telling the cashier that she would have her daughter whoop or kick her (expletive)." Howell also added that "she calls her daughter 'my little monster' because she's 'no joke' in regards to being able to fight."
Simon told police she "believed her mother was treated unfairly by an employee and she went to intimidate the employee."
If convicted, each of the women faces up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines.