Two Days After Saying Cops Will "Have To Come And Get Me," BK Brawler Is Busted In Alabama
The BK Brawler is behind bars.
Nekiva Hardy, the Alabama woman who was videotaped busting up a Burger King during a spring break trip to Florida, was arrested this afternoon by cops in her hometown of Montgomery, Alabama and jailed without bond in advance of her expected extradition to the Sunshine State.
The March 19 outburst by Hardy at the Panama City Beach eatery was filmed by a fellow patron, who uploaded the video to YouTube (and, in turn, made Hardy a minor Internet star). She was arrested today in connection with a criminal complaint charging her with felony criminal mischief, two counts of misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.
Hardy, 30, was originally charged with only simple battery, a misdemeanor, and was released after posting $500 bond.
She was re-arrested earlier today by task force officers from the United States Marshals Service and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Her bust came about an hour after Florida law enforcement faxed their Alabama counterparts a warrant for Hardy’s arrest and two days after a TSG reporter asked if she planned to voluntarily surrender on the new charges. “Fuck them, they’ll have to come and get me,” she replied, adding, “It’s gonna be hard to find me.”
As it turned out, her apprehension was not that hard--she was taken into custody at her Lark Street home.
Hardy (pictured above in her latest Alabama mug shot) will now have the opportunity to waive extradition to Florida, according to Captain Phil Sanders of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. If she opts to do that, Florida cops will come and get her. However, if she chooses to fight extradition, Hardy will have to appear before an Alabama judge, and that process could entail her remaining in the county jail up to 60 days, said Sanders.