72-Year-Old Politician Gets in Food Fight at Waffle House

Heated debate turns messy between Georgia councilman, city developer
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 24, 2011 9:22 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A city councilman in Georgia lost his cool at a Waffle House yesterday—and ended up covering a city official with food during an argument. John Williams, 72, spilled food, coffee, and water on Tony Robbins—chairman of the downtown development authority—during a fight over parking. Williams told a local TV station that it was an accident and he did nothing wrong.

But Robbins told the Macon Telegraph, "It was not an accident. It was on purpose." He says the councilman lifted up his placemat, and the food and drinks spilled all over him. He says he called police over the food fight—and because Williams carries a gun in his boot. Authorities in the Georgia town have referred the case to a judge, and no one has been arrested.

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