2 arrested in Georgia after scuffle over Splenda goes viral

Marshall and Crystal Wallace
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Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 2:48 PM EST
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ATLANTA (WGCL/CBS46) — Two people have been arrested in Henry County after an altercation at a local McDonald’s went viral online.

In a video shared by ATL Uncensored, the dispute at the Locust Grove McDonald’s could be seen after customers Marshall and Crystal Wallace were apparently told they would have to come inside to get a packet of Splenda.

Marshall could be seen growing visibly upset and the confrontation that began in the drive-thru line quickly escalated when he allegedly struck the manager in the leg with a chair.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office says Marshall Wallace was charged with criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and simple battery.

Crystal Wallace was charged with simple assault, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct for her role in the Nov. 23 incident. She is accused of throwing a drink and attempting to strike an employee.

“The video clearly shows actions that blatantly violated the law and brought national embarrassment to the people of our great County. This type of behavior will not be tolerated,” said Sheriff Reginald Scandrett.

The couple was arrested on Dec. 7 during a traffic stop in Walton County. They two remain in Henry County jail.

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