This past Saturday, a woman dressed in nothing but a bikini went completely berserk in a Florida Burger King after a dispute with the cashier. Her tantrum was- surprise!- videotaped by another customer and found its way to the internet. The video shows the woman arguing with restaurant employees before jumping on the front counter and throwing a large jug at them. She then pulled a manager’s hair and tossed napkin dispensers, straws and a chairs across the restaurant. She was joined by others, who were not charged with any crime.
Panama City Beach Police stated that the woman, who identified herself as Kimeka Smith, tried to resist arrest; she pulled away even after being handcuffed and yelled at officers and the Burger King employee who identified her as the person responsible for the melee. During a police interview, the woman admitted to getting angry after waiting twenty minutes for her order and that she’d started the trouble by flinging a bag of food at the employees who she’d argued with. “We tore the Burger King up,” she said. “I don’t play no games.”
It gets worse. The mother of four had travelled down from Montgomery, Alabama with three of her children (including a two year old with cerebral palsy) and a group of friends. She called herself a “first-time spring breaker” and the Burger King meal was intended to put something in her stomach in preparation for a night of drinking. Upon arriving at the station, she asked officers where her children were, stating that two of them had been on the beach with her prior to her arrest. When the police asked for additional details, she became “very vague” and non-cooperative.
The woman was freed on $500 bond and will appear in court next week. She feels that she Burger King staff should also be held accountable for the trouble: “When I walked in they had no smiles on their faces. We weren’t treated fairly.” A former employee of both Church’s Chicken and KFC, she states “I know how to greet my customers…If I knew what was gonna happen, I would’ve gone to Taco Bell.”
If that wasn’t enough to make you slam your head on the desk, it gets worse. The Smoking Gun discovered that 23-year-old Kimesa Smith is actually 30-year-old Nekiva Vonte Hardy, who has a rap sheet included arrests for cocaine possession and criminal mischief. The woman used the name of an acquaintance from her hometown. The real Kimesa, who told TSG that she was “shocked” to see her name attached to the Florida crime, used to have her hair done by Hardy.
After an interview with TSG last week, Hardy asked the reporter to email her a link to the story; she provided an email with “nekivahardy” in it , claiming it was the name of her grandmother who recently died. She was formally charged with criminal mischief, two counts of misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest; additional charges for the false identity will likely follow.