Women Customers Stab Applebee's Waitress With Steak Knife and Steal Her Tips

Four relatives have pleaded guilty after one of them stabbed an Applebee's waitress in Georgia, before the group ran away from the restaurant with the victim's tips and without paying for the meal.

Demetrius Boyd, Lakisha Boyd, Lasondra Boyd and Keterah Boyd were all arrested in 2018 following the attack on an Applebee's waitress at a restaurant in McDonough, Georgia, on July 10.

The incident occurred after a waitress at the restaurant accidentally brushed against one of the relatives. That's according to McDonough Police Major Kyle Helgerson, who spoke to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution shortly after the attack.

The waitress apologized to the women but then headed back to the kitchen to get the group's food after they complained about it taking so long, Helgerson said.

"She came back a second time to serve them with food or drinks and brushed up against [the woman] again," Helgerson said, explaining that the second piece of contact "infuriated the suspect."

The police said that the four women then got up from their table and started assaulting the waitress. One of the relatives stabbed the server in her forearm, requiring her to need 15 stitches to close the wound.

Despite having surveillance footage from inside of the restaurant, the police were unable to determine which of the four women stabbed the waitress.

After the server was stabbed, the four women fled the restaurant in a white SUV with the victim's tips and without paying for their meal and drinks, worth $62.57.

Lasondra and Keterah Boyd were arrested a few days after the incident on Friday July 13, while Lakisha Boyd turned herself into the police on July 18 and Demetrius Boyd was apprehended on July 19.

On Tuesday, Keterah Boyd and Lakisha Boyd pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, criminal battery and trespassing and were sentenced to three months in jail followed by four years and nine months of probation.

Lasondra Boyd, who pleaded guilty to criminal battery and trespassing, was sentenced to a 15-day jail sentence and 23 months of probation, while Demetrius Boyd was sentenced to time served after she had spent more than 2 years in prison following the incident in 2018.

All of the women except for Demetrius Boyd have been ordered to not return to an Applebee's again and must undertake 100 hours of community service.

The three women have also been ordered to pay the victim's medical expenses and recoup the restaurant for damages that occurred during the attack.

Newsweek has contacted the McDonough Police Department and Applebee's for comment.

Applebee's waitress stabbed in Georgia
An Applebee's restaurant serves customers on August 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Four relatives have pleaded guilty after one of them stabbed an Applebee's waitress in Georgia, while the group ran away from the restaurant with the victim’s tips and without paying for the meal. Scott Olson/Getty Images