A woman in Atlanta, Georgia went on a crazed crime spree last month, resulting in multiple injuries, a whole lot of property damage, and the death of a pedestrian. Now, as her day in court arrives, Kristie Nesby is blaming her rampage on a Chick-fil-A beverage, claiming someone spiked her drink while eating at America's favorite fast-food chain earlier that day.
According to a local NBC affiliate, the Grand Theft Auto-esque montage started when Nesby, 43, robbed a dry cleaners outside of Atlanta. During the get-away, Nesby lost control of her car and careened off the road, hitting a 71-year-old woman who was walking on the sidewalk. The victim, Luci Turner, would later die at WellStar Kennestone Hospital from injuries sustained during the accident.
Nesby then abandoned her car, held a woman at gunpoint, and stole yet another vehicle before crashing it into a fence and continuing on foot. During the melee, Nesby called 911 and told police that she could not stop herself. Shortly after the call, Nesby was arrested in the parking lot of a Publix grocery store.
The toxicology report has not been released yet, but few would be surprised if it showed evidence of some sort of mind-altering substance.
"I wouldn't do this in my right mind," Nesby, who has no prior arrests, told the judge as she was being escorted out of the chambers. "I went to Chick-fil-A. I told someone, someone put something in my drink."
Still, the prosecutor on the case reminded the court that Nesby had admitted what she had done on the 911 call.
“She said that she planned to turn herself in so she would be arrested so she wouldn’t hurt any more people," the prosecutor said. "So she, in her own mind, was talking about the fear that she would commit more crimes if she wasn’t stopped."
Nesby will undergo a mental health evaluation, and the court will wait for the toxicology report. But if the lack of bond is any indication, it doesn't appear that the judge is buying the woman's spiked drink defense.
[via NBC 4]