A manager at Cody's Roadhouse in Manatee County told deputies that she was beaten by a customer this week in a fracas that started over cold mashed potatoes.
The incident started on Sept. 14 when a woman, who was eating in the restaurant with a man and two young girls, became upset when her mashed potatoes were cold and requested a 50 percent discount on her meal, according to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report.
The manager, the one later assaulted, gave the woman a credit to return at a later time.
Around 4 p.m. Monday., the customer entered and requested to talk to the owner. The manager approached the customer, an argument ensued and the customer grabbed the manager’s hand and grabbed her around the throat, according to the report.
The unknown female customer then fled in a blue Saab.