Macon female cops brawl in Waffle House parking lot

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 3:52 PM
Last updated 7:57 PM
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MACON, Ga. — Two female Macon police officers were involved in a brawl in a Waffle House parking lot during the weekend that led to one of them being charged with a crime and recommended for firing.

The Macon Telegraph reports that Anita M. Harrell and Courtney Coleman fought about 3:45 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the restaurant, according to a police report.

Harrell was charged later that morning with violation of her oath of office and is on administrative leave pending termination, according to a police news release. Contacted Monday, Harrell said she plans to appeal in hopes of keeping her job.

The incident began with Harrell and Officer George Witherspoon talking in the restaurant’s parking lot for about an hour, said Harrell, who had just left her part-time job and was off-duty.

Harrell said that she started dating Witherspoon about nine years ago and that he is the biological father of her 3-year-old child.

The couple broke up about a year and a half ago, Harrell said, but they have been “seeing each other” for the past eight months.

While the couple talked, Coleman arrived, which Harrell said surprised her.

Harrell admitted calling Coleman “a whore” within Coleman’s earshot, sparking the fight.

“She swung at me and missed, and I punched her,” Harrell said Monday.

Harrell said she punched Coleman in the face, slammed her to the ground and kicked her.

Read more: http://www.macon.com/2012/09/24/2189680/macon-police-officer-arrested.ht...

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/25/12 - 03:11 pm
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Missing

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel the story above is incomplete?

jackrussell
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jackrussell 09/25/12 - 03:14 pm
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Seems that being called that

Seems that being called that name did not justify her swinging on Darrell. I have to wonder if the right woman was charged.

jackrussell
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jackrussell 09/25/12 - 03:14 pm
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Harrell not Darrell

Harrell not Darrell

David Parker
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David Parker 09/25/12 - 03:19 pm
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snicker

snicker

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 09/25/12 - 03:26 pm
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And these are folks hired to

And these are folks hired to "serve and protect"? Pickings must be pretty slim for LEOs in Bibb County.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/25/12 - 03:37 pm
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Surveillance Video

You know, if a film maker could get a'hold of all the video footage from all the Waffle Houses in Georgia, he could make a DVD of the fights and shootings there and make a fortune selling the DVDs.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 09/25/12 - 04:10 pm
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Unwed mothers and
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fathers. Do you see a pattern? What role models! And their "law enforcement officers"?

RogueKnight
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RogueKnight 09/25/12 - 04:34 pm
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I see it was the Pio Nono Waffle House

I've been known to frequent the Riverside Drive WH. I'll still feel safe making my midnight Waffle runs at Riverside.

tanbaby
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tanbaby 09/25/12 - 04:53 pm
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women and their "baby
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women and their "baby daddies".....

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 09/25/12 - 04:53 pm
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I'm going with jackrussell on

I'm going with jackrussell on this one. And LL, we kinda do know the age old story. One jerk, two women. Both women should slug him and then go enjoy a waffle together.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 09/25/12 - 05:53 pm
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Found the headline

I could not help myself but to jump to the conclusion that Roundtree was dating in Macon on weekends during the election.

Karen Slater-McDaniel
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Karen Slater-McDaniel 09/25/12 - 06:07 pm
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More baby daddy & baby mama

More baby daddy & baby mama drama ... good grief

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 09/25/12 - 07:45 pm
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Who is Darrell??
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Who is Darrell??

KSL
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KSL 09/25/12 - 10:00 pm
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I am still waiting to

I am still waiting to understand the "Most discussed." 9 comments and it is in the top site listed?

blues550
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blues550 09/26/12 - 12:07 am
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LEO
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Cop cat fight. Nice ring to it.

Ruckus
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Ruckus 09/26/12 - 04:56 am
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Hahaha

We need to scan youtube for this one

InChristLove
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InChristLove 09/26/12 - 05:22 am
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First thing that stands out

First thing that stands out is dating for 6 years and then gets pregnant. Year and a half later break up, and then start dating again 8 months ago......what? Time for another kid? Might sound ugly but why is this woman wasting 9 years on this jerk?

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 09/26/12 - 06:22 am
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ICL

Doesn't your posted facts speak for themselves and answer your question.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 09/26/12 - 06:55 am
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ICL

I'm having the same questions as you are. It's a puzzle that's for sure.

Bulldog
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Bulldog 09/26/12 - 07:27 am
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Fighting words

There are no verbal assaults which legally justify physical retaliation. Some really old laws specified a few words which could justify retailiation and were referred to as fighting words... Unfortunately for her these are no more.

Patriot
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Patriot 09/26/12 - 07:32 am
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Honor

I hold law enforcement officers to a higher standard. If such a professional can not maintain their cool in the public arena (on or off-duty), they should find another line of work. These antics tarnish the good work performed every day by the true professionals!

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F4therTime 09/26/12 - 07:58 am
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There is....
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a redneck joke in all of this somewhere...

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seenitB4 09/26/12 - 08:06 am
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ksl

I'm thinking the same thing....why is this on top of the list...:(

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PhiloPublius 09/26/12 - 09:16 am
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*Chants* Jerry .. Jerry ...

*Chants* Jerry .. Jerry ... Jerry ... Jerry

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Riverman1 09/27/12 - 04:03 am
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One Track Mind

I think of a video where two women officers begin fully clothed and then start wrestling, tearing each other's clothes off and playing wih the handcuffs.

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