MILWAUKEE COUNTY — A Milwaukee mother accused of starting a fight at a Burger King restaurant in Glendale will be sentenced Monday, June 27th.
42-year-old Latonia Howell of Milwaukee on June 15th pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct as party to a crime. A felony charge was dismissed as a result of the plea deal.
Howell will be sentenced on Monday morning.
Howell’s daughter, 24-year-old Jasmeika Simon were involved in a fight with an employee.
Simon in April pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor charges: Two counts of battery and one count of disorderly conduct.
Simon in May was sentenced to serve nine months in the House of Correction and two years probation.
According to a criminal complaint, Howell went into the Burger King restaurant on Saturday, February 27th and “wanted to use multiple coupons.” But the worker told Howell it was company policy that only one coupon be used per transaction.
The complaint indicates “Howell became upset and asked to speak to the manager.” The worker tried to rectify the situation — and as Howell left the restaurant, she told the worker “she was going to have her daughter come back to ‘beat their (expletive).'”
About 15 to 20 minutes later, Howell and Simon returned to the restaurant. The complaint says a worker asked if they had been helped. That’s when “Simon replied, ‘Oh, you’re the one’ and ‘Don’t ever disrespect my mom.” The complaint indicates Simon began punching the worker. As she was leaving, “she threatened to ‘go get her gun’ and come back to Burger King.”
When police interviewed Howell, she “felt the female cashier was being rude to her.” She “admitted telling the cashier that she would have her daughter whoop or kick her (expletive).” Howell also added that “she calls her daughter ‘my little monster’ because she’s ‘no joke’ in regards to being able to fight.”
Simon told police she “believed her mother was treated unfairly by an employee and she went to intimidate the employee.”