Clifford Smith (pictured) is facing charges of simple assault and vandalism after he reportedly choked a wheelchair-bound woman for eating the last piece of chicken at a dinner gathering, reports WAFB 9.
According to a police report, Smith, 44, and some other people sat down for dinner on Sunday evening. When there was only one piece of chicken left, an unidentified woman, who is physically disabled, reached for the piece and began eating it.
Smith had his eye on the last piece of chicken and became enraged when he saw the woman grabbing for it. Smith then yelled that he had wanted the chicken and allegedly lost control of his emotions at the dinner table.
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Investigators state that Smith first struck the woman. He then picked up a beer bottle and smashed it against a wall. Diners couldn’t believe what they were witnessing. The Pacolet, S. C., man then took his hands, placed them around the woman’s neck and proceeded to choke her as she defenselessly sat in her wheelchair.
As the victim scrambled to dial 911 with her cell phone, Smith reportedly snatched it from her and smashed it into pieces.
Police were summoned by witnesses and Smith was placed under arrest.