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.