Woman Beaten in Front of Daughter at Cracker Barrel

Army reservist Tasha Hill asked that Troy West apologize for nearly hitting his daughter on the way out of the restaurant. Hill responded with violence...

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Human decency never ceases to amaze.

Army Reservist Tasha Hill was heading into an Atlanta Cracker Barrel with her seven-year old daughter when she was nearly knocked down by Troy West, who was on his way out. Rather than apologize, Hill rained down blows on the 35-year old mother. From Fox Atlanta:

Hill, a 35-year-old Army Reservist, said she was with her 7-year-old daughter when she was beaten.

"He punched me several times in the head and I can't remember if that's where he was kicking me," said Hill.

Morrow police charged 47-year-old Troy West with assault, disorderly conduct and cruelty to children.

"He was coming out of the location, almost hit the girl with the door and real politely the lady says, by all witness counts, 'you almost hit my daughter, will you please excuse yourself.' [West] punched [Hill], put her to the ground and kicked her," said Commander Jimmy Callaway of the Morrow Police Department.

Police said the whole incident was caught on videotape which they say has now been turned over to the FBI. The FBI is investigating the incident as a potential hate crime because of repeated racial slurs.

"I let him know I was a U.S. service member. I didn't want any trouble, but he continued to call me names and punched me in the face," said Hill.

Hill's 7-year-old daughter watched the incident.

"She kept apologizing afterward because she wanted to go to the specific restaurant. I said, 'it's not your fault that man had the devil in him,' that's what I told her," said Hill.

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