Posted on May 6, 2019

Restaurant Report Card Visit Ends in Chaos

Adam Murphy, WGCL-TV, May 3, 2019

For more than a decade, CBS46 has been questioning local restaurant managers about critical health violations. It’s not uncommon to get the cold shoulder when speaking with management about a failing inspection. But even we weren’t prepared for what happened this week.

“You can get that out of my face,” a Denny’s employee told CBS46’s Adam Murphy and Dmitri Lotovski. “I’m going to call police.”

This week, Denny’s on Panola Road in Lithonia scored 52-points and a ‘U’ for unsatisfactory. The health inspector busted them for expired deli meat, flying insects and raw eggs on bacon and cheese. But these violations pale in comparison to this violation of civility.

“You don’t have to put the camera on nobody. You can get out of here with that. You all can go ahead,” a Denny’s employee said.


“My son right here. If you film me with that F****** camera I’m going to knock you’re a** out. And I F****** promise you that. My f******* son right here son. Don’t do that s*** because I’ll knock your ass out,” A Denny’s employee said. “I don’t give a f***. My son right here you b**** a*** n****.”

The raw video can be seen below.


Officers confirmed our crew was well within our rights to question the restaurant and we were not the ones in the wrong.


[Editor’s Note: A video of the encounter is available at the original story.]