Who doesn’t love a little warm butter with their fresh, crab legs? How about a little scuffle with your seafood? Well according to Huntsville, Ala. Police Department, two individuals got into a brawl at Meteor Buffet as they waited for a new batch of crab legs. Unfortunately for John Chapman and Chequita Jenkins, an off-duty police officer heard the chaos while enjoying a meal of his own.

“Literally, as I sat down and maybe took two bites out of my plate,” Huntsville police officer Gerald Johnson recalled. “There’s a woman who’s beating a man. People are moving around, plates are shattering everywhere,” Johnson continued. He even compared the fight to a “fencing match” due to Chapman and Jenkins using tongs to attack one another.

Police arrested John Chapman and Chequita Jenkins who was eating at the buffet with her kids.

“They’d been waiting there for the crab legs for a good 10, 20 minutes. When they finally came out, it’s very heated. Especially if someone is taking more than their fair share,” Johnson recounted.

Officer Johnson said after talking with Chapman and Jenkins, they admitted their tempers got the best of them. Chapman is facing disorderly conduct, Jenkins is charged with third-degree assault. Both people could end up paying a few hundred dollars in fines, well above the $10.58 per plate charge at Meteor Buffet.

Chapman suffered a cut to his head in the restaurant fight. Jenkins was not hurt. Chapman will next be in court on March 21st.

Source: WHNT 19 NEWS