COBB COUNTY, Ga. – Police say a Marietta woman stripped naked and attacked customers at a Kennesaw Waffle House.
Witnesses said the woman, identified as Jennifer Nicholson, arrived at the Waffle House on George Busbee Parkway the evening of Jan. 8 with a man in gray truck.
The man in the truck left shortly thereafter, leaving Nicholson alone at the restaurant.
A witness said that Nicholson began to walk around the restaurant preaching to customers. According to the female witness, Nicholson followed her outside and back inside the restaurant. When the woman told Nicholson to leave her alone, she said Nicholson punched her in nose, chest and twice on her arm. Nicholson then allegedly threw a plate at the woman, missing her and striking a window.
Another man told police that Nicholson stopped him when he tried to leave the restaurant by wrapping her arms around him “like a bear hug.” The man said he pushed Nicholson away so that he could leave the restaurant.
It’s not exactly clear as to when Nicholson took off her clothes, but by the time police arrived at 10:30 p.m., they said they saw “a naked woman on her knees blocking a man inside his booth.”
At that point, the woman then allegedly threw began throwing plates at the officers while screaming incoherently.
One officer fired a Taser twice at Nicholson, striking her once. The Taser’s probe then came loose, and Nicholson then allegedly lunged at the other officer. A brief struggle ensued, during which an officer suffered a scratch to his face.
Officers were able to restrain Nicholson to the ground and take her into custody. As she was being restrained, police said she continued “screaming and saying incoherent words.”
Nicholson was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital for treatment.
No other Waffle House employees or customers said they were harmed.
Nicholson is facing numerous charges, including aggravated battery, simple battery against a police officer, simple assault/simple battery, public indecency/indecent exposure, second degree criminal damage to property, and obstruction of officers.
Police said there was an outstanding warrant for probation violation in Gordon County.