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Germantown Cracker Barrel brawl caught on surveillance video

Posted at 9:53 PM, Dec 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-05 12:28:11-05

More than a month after a Cracker Barrel brawl in Germantown, police are still looking for the customer who took down a 16-year-old employee. Newly released surveillance video shows the attack. 

It happened on Halloween around 8:45 p.m. In the video you can see a customer take the worker to the ground.

"He threw a punch and started attacking this employee," said Germantown Detective Shawn Jones.

In the video just before the punch, the customer moves a woman he's with back. She's holding a baby in a carrier.

At one point the man ends up on top of the teen. The customer loses his shirt while the people with him head to the door.

Jones said the whole situation started in the dining area with another employee. 

"The customer was basically, approached the server, he seemed like he was unhappy, used homophobic slurs," said Jones. 

The manager brought the customer and his group to the front of the restaurant, where a 16-year-old cook showed up to help. 

"The employee just kind of stepped between those two to offer some assistance to the manager that's when the customer threw that first punch," said Jones.

Finally, the woman with the customer broke up the fight. They left, leaving behind hundreds of dollars in damage to the store.

The teen was injured but is O.K. Police believe the customer and the people with him left in a dark colored Mazda 3 or a similar car.

They are asking for anyone who might know the customer or the woman in the video to call the Germantown Police Department at (262) 253-7780.