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Fight at Camden Taco Bell leads to felony charges

by Camden News Staff | May 1, 2021 at 2:38 a.m.
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A Camden woman is facing three charges of aggravated assault, battery, endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of firearms by a certain person after a fight at Taco Bell.

Kimberlie Clark, 42, of Camden was given a $10,000 bond during her first appearance.

According to a report from the Camden Police Department, on December 21, 2020, CPD officers were dispatched to Taco Bell in Camden in reference to a disturbance involving a person with a gun.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with a worker who had visible injuries to her nose, right eye and neck. A manager and coworker also had injuries, according to the police report.

The complainant said she had an altercation with an off duty employee and her mother, Clark.

According to the police report, the worker said the incident occurred when the off duty employee placed an order totaling $20.26 and paid with a twenty dollar bill and asked for the remaining 26 cents to be charged to a card. The employee said she put the bill in the drawer, but mistakenly ran the entire total on the card.

The report states the off duty employee came back and demanded a refund, which was given; however, a confrontation ensued and the employee allegedly went behind the service counter with two girls believed to be her sisters and started to fight. Clark then allegedly entered the restaurant with a gun.

The manager reported being hit during the fight and said they believed Clark to be responsible.

Video of the incident shows Clark waving a gun around, but not pointing it at anyone directly, according to the police report.

Further statements from employees alleged that Clark was yelling “Get that btch and at one point dropped the gun, requesting that her daughter pick it up.

Since one of the girls with Clark was 17, Clark was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor. Clark was previously convicted of forgery in Union County, according to court records.

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