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3 arrested in brawl at Suwanee Walmart

Lailuma Zaidy

Lailuma Zaidy

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Lyndia Freeman

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Abdul Hakim

SUWANEE -- A tussle in the check-out line of a Suwanee Walmart led to the arrests of two women and a man on charges of public fighting, police said.

The fight happened about 8 p.m. Sunday next to a register at the 3245 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road retailer, according to Suwanee police.

A cashier told police she was checking out Lailuma Zaidy, 44, and her father, Abdul Hakim, 63, when another customer, Lynda Freeman, 53, became upset about them unnecessarily impeding the check-out process and stated, "This is some (expletive)," a police report states.

Zaidy reportedly responded by pointing her finger in Freeman's face. Freeman warned her never to do that again, and then both parties started spiting at each other, the cashier told police, according to the report.

"(The clerk) said it happened too quickly for her to say who threw the first punch, but suddenly all three ... were fighting at the register," a responding officer wrote.

When the suspects were separated and questioned by police, their stories had discrepancies.

Zaidy told police she had acted in self-defense. She said Freeman began to yell at her, then spit gum in her face and threw a punch, the report states.

Freeman, meanwhile, claimed the father and daughter were the aggressors. Freeman told police she'd punched Zaidy only after Zaidy spat in her face.

"Freeman stated she confronted (the others) because she thought they were trying to con the cashier out of more money," the officer wrote.

According to jail records, Freeman is a retiree, and the others unemployed. Each was charged with misdemeanor affray, or public fighting.

All three suspects were released from the Gwinnett County Jail the following day on $1,300 bond. Records list each as a Suwanee resident. No injuries were reported.

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dav 1 year, 6 months ago

Im not sure what to say so i guess i'll just laugh

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Karl 1 year, 6 months ago

I think they have the wrong name under Al Sharpton's picture.

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NewsReader 1 year, 6 months ago

HAHAHAHA, Walmart is notorious for impeding the check-out process. That's because 9 times out of 10, the person in the check-out line in front of you is too stupid to go through the process, let alone reproduce, which they seem to have little trouble with. Retired (right!) and unemployeed (as expected)! LOL, you just can't make this crap up!

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news2me 1 year, 6 months ago

They need a line for entitlements only. I always seem to get stuck behind one of them, and they have atleast 2 separate orders.

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dentaldawg83 1 year, 6 months ago

sigh...Gwinnett 2012..gotta love it

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Daculan 1 year, 6 months ago

Anyone who has EVER stepped inside that particular Walmart has a knowing grin on their face. THere is no intelligent life in that place. Smarmiest Walmart outside the one in Charlotte with the Police Tower in the Parking lot (that does take the prize though).

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SickandTired 1 year, 6 months ago

LOL Karl!!! that is too funny :D

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CD 1 year, 6 months ago

It looks like Romney will be down by three votes in Gwinnett.

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NewsReader 1 year, 6 months ago

Nice Try! But I'm reasonably certain these three are Obama supporters!

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news2me 1 year, 5 months ago

These people have entitlement (D) written all over their mugs shots. These are the faces of Walmart, the future of our country, not just Gwinnett. Even white trash Honey Boo endorsed Obama (not Romney) for President.

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SickandTired 1 year, 6 months ago

No question....Obama supporters.

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gwinnettisgreat1 1 year, 6 months ago

You guys are awful. Al Sharpton has lost weight but if you had said an heavy Al Sharpton, then you would have had something. :)

Let's be honest, Ms. Freeman probably was screaming ebonics at them, they were yelling back and Ms. Freeman ended every sentence with ... mmmmmm hmmmmmm.

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CD 1 year, 5 months ago

I truly see no REAL difference between the fine citizens above and Kenerly, Bannister, Lasseter-Fannings, et al. Gwinnett is Gwinnett.

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Bruce 1 year, 5 months ago

I have to thank the internent for allowing people to be themselves, although anoynomously. It lets you know that behind the nice smiles and opening of door lies the truth, bears evidence the world will never change, never get better. Because these people who mask these feelings about people differant from themselves will share their teaching with their children and/or grand children, and they will continue this vile mindset.

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news2me 1 year, 5 months ago

Well you can thank Al Gore (D) for inventing the Internet!

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NewsReader 1 year, 5 months ago

Why Bruce, you are most welcome. I’m glad to see you’re learning how to use the internets (note the plural – LOL!) I know you want to play your race card so bad, so why don’t you just come right out and say it from behind your alias there Bruce? This isn’t about race at all. This is about these wonderful people, regardless of the color of your skin, that are a sorry bunch that exhibit a total lack of sophistication, have the mindset of entitlement, irresponsibility, and hypocrisy, and are the 47%ers…you know, like yourself. I am not masking my feelings for these worthless individuals, and I certainly don’t mind pointing it out should the opportunity present itself. You get upset because we call it like it is. The fact is, only one of them is black. And the connection between them and Obama? That’s because these types of people migrate mindlessly toward this completely inept excuse of a President that will be seeking employment come January. Yes, they are different alright. They don’t have enough honor, dignity, and respect for themselves, let alone anyone else, to, at the very least, conduct themselves in a civilized manner in a checkout line. Truly pathetic! Spitting on one another? You think so much of them, why don’t you go help them out if you feel so strongly about it? Because you, like them, are too self-serving with yourself to commit any resources whatsoever to help someone else.

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John_Smith 1 year, 5 months ago

I could swear this was on an episode of "Cop Rock".

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Mack711 1 year, 5 months ago

Reminds me of Hardcore Pawn on Tru tv on Tuesday night.

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