Panama City Beach -- Under a plea deal, the so-called “BK Brawler,” 30-year-old Nekiva Hardy, should be out of the Bay County Jail by this weekend.
Hardy pleaded no contest Tuesday to criminal charges, stemming from an incident in March where she trashed a Panama City Beach Burger King, after she says her order took too long to arrive, and she was disrespected by Burger King employees when she went in to complain.
Whatever prompted the outburst, few have argued that her behavior was warranted, and her actions receieved world-wide attention after another restaurant patron posted video online of Hardy throwing cups, jumping up on the counter, and assaulting an employee, all while clad only in her bikini.
Hardy, of Montgomery, Alabama, pleaded to two felony charges of giving a false name to law enforcement after being arrested, and criminal mischief of more than $1,000, plus misdemeanor counts of battery, disorderly conduct and resisting officers without violence.
She was sentenced to 45 days in jail, five years probation, 100 hours of community service work, must pay $3,800 in restitution (she damaged one of the restaurant’s $3,800 LED screens and a cash register.), $1,077 in fines and court costs, $20 a month for the cost of supervision, and she must complete an anger management course.
Hardy has been held in jail for 41 days, which was credited to her sentence, so she should be released by the weekend.
Circuit Judge James Fensom also ordered that she must stay out of all Burger King