TAMPA (FOX 13) - Tempers flared at a Temple Terrace Publix as shoppers and even some employees got into a brawl that started in the deli section.
A bystander who caught the Sept. 16 incident on video, Jessica Jordan, said one of the customers didn't like the way a female Publix deli employee was being treated by another customer and the two exchanged words.
Temple Terrace police confirmed that Raleigh Harris, 59, was ordering chicken at the deli counter when he got into a verbal altercation with a Publix employee. Leon Travis Lightbody, 25, overheard the conversation and took offense to it, police said, and that's when the fists started flying.
Jordan said other random shoppers also got involved in the brawl. The video shows Publix workers trying to break it up.
Jordan said when she realized no one was calling for help, she dialed 911. Harris was injured in the fight and Lightbody was charged with simple battery.
A spokesman for Publix said no one was seriously hurt in the incident. "That's not a normal thing to happen at any Publix," said Brian West.