Smoothies and Snickerdoodles Scattered, Staff Shoved
By Major Shawn Kimmitz
August 21, 2022

A disgruntled customer was arrested after a temper tantrum in a Stafford business Friday afternoon.

On August 19th at 2:12 p.m. Deputy M.E. Gordon responded to the Tropical Smoothie Cafe on South Gateway Drive for a disturbance. The investigation revealed a customer was unhappy with her smoothie. The customer threatened to beat up the employee and continued to scream at staff in the store. She proceeded to go behind the counter and shove an employee before she was pulled away by her companion.

As the customer fled the scene, she swiped four smoothies from the counter onto the floor and threw 14 snickerdoodle cookies into the trash. The employee was not injured during the rumpus.

Deputies located the suspect in a nearby parking lot and she was identified as Keona Lewis, 33, of Washington, D.C. Lewis was arrested and charged with assault and battery and destruction of property. The magistrate released Lewis on an unsecured bond, so we do not have a booking photo.