CONYERS -- Two cousins who ordered Happy Meals at the McDonald's inside Walmart Friday evening wound up in jail after they allegedly started a fight and resisted arrest, drawing a large, boisterous crowd of onlookers.
The fight, which occurred at about 8 p.m. in the Dogwood Drive store, resulted in one suspect knocking over an orange juice display, slipping in the juice spilled on the floor and being subdued a Conyers Police Department officer after she reportedly tried to dig her fingernails into the officer's hand and refused to comply with orders.
The two suspects, Jamecia Keyada Mack, 27, and Ventress Aroyal Tyler, 22, both of 1640 Callaway Loop, reportedly ordered food at the McDonald's, and when the McDonald's employee made an error in their order, began to taunt him and call him names.
The manager at the restaurant told the employee, Jaylan Martez Wallace, 19, of 6282 Varnay Path, Lithonia, to walk away from the dispute and asked the two women to leave the store, according to witness statements. However, a short time later, witnesses said Wallace and another McDonald's employee were near the dairy case when Mack and Tyler approached them and again called Wallace names and taunted him for working at McDonald's. Mack allegedly slapped Wallace across the face, and employees had to step in and separate them. Wallace then went toward the grocery exit of Walmart where his mother, Danita Wallace, 42, of the same Varnay Path address, was arriving to pick him up. According to the report, when Danita Wallace was told about the incident, she walked down the main aisle toward the dairy case where she confronted Mack, and the two began yelling and cursing at each other.
Tyler was detained and handcuffed by an officer as she was apparently trying to leave the store. Another officer intercepted Mack as she was headed toward the exits. The officer struggled with the suspect for several minutes but was able to get her handcuffed behind her back. As she was being escorted out of the store, Mack allegedly grabbed the officer's left hand and dug her fingernails into his fingers. As the officer tried to free his hand, Mack allegedly grabbed an orange juice display, causing several jugs of juice to fall on the floor and spill. When Mack ignored several commands to stop resisting and let go of the juice display, the officer reported that he "delivered several knee strikes to her right thigh with my right knee." When the suspect let go of the juice display, she slipped in the juice on the floor.
Mack reportedly continued to try to grab the officer's hand and screamed profanities as she was escorted out of the store. When placed in the officer's patrol unit, Mack reportedly continued to scream obscenities and kicked the car's center partition and window in an apparent attempt to escape.
Mack's daughter, who was at the Walmart with her mother, was released to the custody of her father.
According to the incident report, Mack was charged with felony obstruction, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness; Tyler was charged with obstruction and disorderly conduct; Jaylan Wallace and Danita Wallace were both issued citations for disorderly conduct.