Waffle House waitress poisons co-worker

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By Mo Barnes

Employees at the late night diner chain Waffle House have to deal with a lot of abuse. From unruly customers engaging in bizarre behavior to late night crowds, it’s not easy. But one waitress at a Waffle House in Dawsonville, Georgia thought she had a plan to spark things up. She is accused of spiking her co-worker’s drink back on December 23, 2015 with methamphetamines.

Police say Sonserea Dawn Evans, 43, was observed on surveillance video taking the coffee of cook Brian Mikeals into the bathroom. She then placed the cup back for Mikeals to drink, and shortly afterwards he collapsed and paramedics were called to the scene.

Mikeals, a father of a 10-year-old daughter, fell into a coma that lasted four weeks and is now barely able to speak.

Victim Brian Mikeals (Photo Credit: Family Handout)

Victim Brian Mikeals (Photo Credit: Family Handout)

Dawson County Police Captain Tony Wooten stated, “This is low; this is somebody you work with. We believe, obviously, that it was intentional; that she took the methamphetamine and put it in the cup for him to drink.”

The family of Mikeals is devastated over the incident and Mikeals’ mother Pam said, “Why would she do this to my son? Why would she do this to anybody? I have to keep my hopes up that yes, he can walk again, and yes he can take his daughter fishing again. If I don’t have that hope, I have nothing.”

A spokesperson for the restaurant chain has stated that Evans was immediately terminated for her actions. Evans is facing charges that include aggravated battery and the possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. She is being held at the Dawson County Detention Center and is refusing to cooperate with investigators. The victim is recovering at Northside Hospital in Cumming, just northeast of Atlanta.

Police have not yet determined a motive for Evans’ actions.

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