Mother of parking lot brawl participant says something needs to change
CORDOVA, TN (WMC) - Two of six people questioned about a birthday bash outside a popular Cordova restaurant are now behind bars.
Memphis police arrived at Logan's Roadhouse at Wolfchase Galleria Saturday night because a group of about 25 adults and teens had been kicked out of the restaurant.
Restaurant managers asked the group to leave, because they were being rowdy and shooting dice.
Managers said that set the group off even more. They started vandalizing the restaurant by throwing buckets of peanuts, slinging steak sauce, and pushing things off of tables.
Once outside, Memphis police said several members of the group started jumping on and damaging cars in the parking lot.
"I was in disbelief," said the mother of a teenager involved in the fight. "You see it on the news, but you don't expect it to happen to your child, in your neighborhood, at a family restaurant."
The mother, who did not want her identity revealed, said the group turned on her 15-year-old daughter and started beating her up.
"She had a swollen eye," the mother explained. "She had a busted lip and a few scrapes on her arm."
Police arrested Kadijah Crawley, 21, and Darius Terry, 21, after investigators identified them in cellphone footage of the incident.
Crawley faces robbery, aggravated assault, and inciting a riot charges. Terry is booked on robbery and theft charges.
Police said Terry admitted his four sisters started beating up another woman in the parking lot. He said they then stole her purse, cellphone, and cash.
Terry then drove them all away from the restaurant.
The mother said she is disappointed in everyone involved, including her daughter.
"My most frustration with her is knowing that they were out of hand, and she didn't do something to get out of there," she added.
The mother said from here on out, her daughter will not attend any events without adult supervision. She added that other parents should follow suit before situations like this one get out of control.
"A lot is going to change. There needs to be a level of supervision. I think parents play a big role in how these children meet up and get together. Parents are the number one people to blame."
Terry and Crawley are the only two booked into 201 Poplar, but more arrests may be coming.
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