Clifford Knight and Latoya Knight were arrested in Manchester, Conn., on April 2, 2016, after they allegedly assaulted a 21-year-old man when an argument over crab legs turned physical.
Manchester (Conn.) Police Department via NBC Connecticut

A man and a woman were arrested over the weekend at a Connecticut restaurant after a dispute over crab legs turned physical, NBC Connecticut reports

Police were called to Royal Buffet in Manchester on Saturday around 8 p.m. following reports that a 21-year-old man had been punched in the face. The victim’s mother used pepper spray on his alleged attackers, but her son still suffered a cut to the lip and a broken front tooth in the scuffle, authorities said. 

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Clifford Knight, 45, and Latoya Knight, 38, were both arrested in the incident, authorities said. Clifford Knight was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct before being released on $5,000 bail. Latoya Knight was charged with disorderly conduct and threatening and was released on $2,500 bail. Both are scheduled to make a court appearance April 14. 

The victim and his mother will not be charged in the altercation; investigators determined that the mother used pepper spray in self-defense, authorities said. 

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