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Mashed Potato Assault: Officials Have Eyes Peeled For Suspect In Attack Over Cold Food

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Police in Bradenton, Fla., are on the lookout for an unknown female assailant who allegedly beat the manager of a Florida restaurant after being served cold mashed potatoes.
Police in Bradenton, Fla., are on the lookout for an unknown female assailant who allegedly beat the manager of a Florida restaurant after being served cold mashed potatoes.

Receiving cold food at a restaurant was no small potatoes for one Florida woman.

Manatee County deputies have their eyes peeled for an unknown female assailant who allegedly beat the manager of Cody's Roadhouse in Bradenton after being served cold mashed potatoes.

Officials say the attack was rooted in the customer's visit to the restaurant on Sept. 14, when she complained that her potatoes were cold and requested a 50 percent discount on her meal, the Bradenton Herald reported.

The manager on duty gave the woman a credit slip to be used at another visit.

That visit came Monday, when the woman entered the restaurant and asked to speak with the owner.

The same manager from the woman's previous visit approached her and, according to the police report, the two started arguing. The customer then allegedly grabbed the manager's hand and put her other hand around the manager's throat.

After a brief scuffle, the unknown assailant fled the scene in a blue Saab.

Food is a basic necessity for survival, but it's also been the inspiration for many attacks and assaults -- and even the weapon of choice.

In June, James Hackett was arrested after he allegedly threw a container of McDonald's french fries at his 11-year-old stepdaughter.

In July, Dawn Elaine Barran, 45, allegedly attacked her husband with a bag of ice cream after catching him at a drug store with another woman.

That same month, a jewel thief in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, threw chilli powder at a jewelry shop salesmen before fleeing with gold ornaments worth around $4,300.

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