Leslie Marilyn Simpson has been charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, public drunkenness, willful obstruction of law enforcement, disorderly conduct and possession of drug-related objects.
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

Cops: Gwinnett woman pulls knife on officers at Waffle House

A woman threatened two police officers with a knife last week after they kicked her out of a Lawrenceville Waffle House, a police report says.

Employees at the Waffle House on Grayson Highway called Lawrenceville police on Jan. 2 because Leslie Marilyn Simpson had been at the restaurant for an “extended period of time”and refused to leave, the report says.

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When an officer told Simpson to leave, Simpson said she was waiting for a box for her food, according to the report. When the box arrived, Simpson continued to sit and refused to leave. When the officer told her again to leave, Simpson said she was also waiting for a bag for her food, the report  says. The officer told her she was “being petty and stalling.”

Simpson, 28, then “became irate,” the report says. She walked out of the booth she was sitting in and repeatedly said “(expletive) this Waffle House!” according to police. Her voice grew increasingly louder as she approached the door and continued cursing, before walking out, the report says. Officers followed her out and informed Simpson that the loud cursing constituted disorderly conduct, according to the report.

Simpson then turned around and took out a 5-inch knife , held it in the air and resumed cursing at the officers, the report says. The officers tackled Simpson and wrestled the knife away from her before placing her under arrest. While patting her down, an officer found a metal pipe and items they associated with crack cocaine use, the report says.

Simpson was transported to the Gwinentt County Detention Center, where she is being held without bond. 

She was charged with aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer, which is a felony, along with misdemeanor charges including public drunkenness, willful obstruction of law enforcement officers and disorderly conduct.

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No one was injured in the incident.

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