Over A Cutting Board
MILTON, Ga. — A Sandy Springs woman is facing charges after a fight inside a Milton Walmart.
The victim told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik it’s not her first encounter with the suspect.
That woman told Petchenik she’s had issues with the suspect in the past, only this time the issues boiled over into a violent confrontation.
“The employees got mad. One got upset with the other and went over and pushed her,” Capt. Shawn McCarty with the Milton Police Department said.
It all unfolded last Saturday afternoon at the Walmart on Windward Parkway.
Milton police said independent contractors Dorothy Kemp, 63, and Marissa Moody, 56, were giving out samples in the produce section when they got into an argument over a cutting board.
“In this case the suspect lost her temper in the crowded Walmart and took it out on the person she was angry with,” McCarty said.
In surveillance video you can see Kemp run after her co-worker and push her straight into the fruit cooler.
With Moody on her back, feet in the air, the video shows Kemp calmly walk back to her work station and begin cutting up more fruit.
The video shows a Walmart employee comes to Moody’s aid, pulling the shocked woman out of the fruit case.
Moments later Milton police officers arrived on the scene and took Kemp into custody for simple battery after watching the video.
When officers asked her what happened, her response was, “I don’t know nothing about anything that had occurred,” Kemp said.
Police said the tape doesn’t lie.
“It is unacceptable. You hope that someone can control their temper a little bit better,” Kemp said.
Moody told Petchenik she’s had run-ins with Kemp since she started at that location.
An official with their company wouldn’t comment about whether Kemp is still employed by them.