2 Busted in Buffet Brawl Over Crab Legs

Things got quite exciting at Connecticut's Royal Buffet on Saturday night
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2016 10:00 AM CDT
2 Busted in Buffet Brawl Over Crab Legs
Clifford and Lataya Knight were arrested following a violent altercation revolving around crab legs at a buffet.   (Manchester Police Department)

It's not a good Saturday night buffet until someone loses a tooth and the pepper spray gets used—all in an argument over crab legs. This was the case at the Royal Buffet in Manchester, Conn., on Saturday when a fight broke out and a 21-year-old man lost the aforementioned tooth, his mother pepper-sprayed his attackers, and a married couple was arrested, NBC Connecticut reports. Clifford Knight, 46, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and disorderly conduct, FOX 61 reports, while his wife, 38-year-old Lataya Knight, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and threatening. Released on $5,000 and $2,500 bail, respectively, both are due in court April 14.

The woman who used the pepper spray wasn't charged, because police say she acted in self-defense. But firefighters did respond to vent the restaurant from the pepper spray fumes, and the health department temporarily closed the restaurant to assess the air quality. However, the Royal Buffet tells NBC they were open for business as usual by Sunday. Details of the argument were unclear. (More weird crimes stories.)

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