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In a bizarre incident that has shocked the community, a Georgia woman was arrested after driving her SUV into a Popeyes restaurant in Augusta.
According to authorities, 50-year-old Belinda Miller of Augusta intentionally crashed into the east entrance of the restaurant just after 7:45 pm on Saturday.
The Popeyes manager told deputies that Miller became angry after discovering that her order did not include biscuits. The manager explained that Miller’s order was corrected, and she received her biscuits before the incident, but she was still not satisfied.
The manager further stated that Miller had made several threats to staff, even calling and threatening to drive her car into the building before the incident.
During the crash, one employee was almost hit by Miller’s vehicle as she continued driving after hitting and entering the building until her car was stopped by debris, according to arrest warrants.
After crashing into the restaurant, Miller fled the scene. Her car was later found at her home with front-end damage.
Miller has since been charged with felony aggravated assault and criminal damage to property in the first degree. The incident has left the community stunned, and many are left wondering what could have caused Miller to act out in such a violent manner.
As the investigation continues, our thoughts go out to the employees who were present during this terrifying incident. We hope that justice will be served, and that this serves as a reminder to all of us to treat each other with kindness and respect.