Employee Arrested After Causing Disturbance at Dacula Restaurant

The man was subsequently fired and issued a criminal trespass warning.

An employee of the Fish House Seafood Kitchen in Dacula was apparently determined not to go quietly.

Gwinnett County Police were called to the Old Fountain Road restaurant on March 9 after an employee, Tad V. Tran, 27, of Johns Creek, Ga., reportedly used profanity in front of customers and dumped a bucket of water in the floor in the front part of the restaurant.

“When I arrived, I heard the employee at the door telling customers that they had an emergency and would not be able to serve any more people today,” the officer wrote in the arrest report.

The restaurant owner informed the officer she wanted Tran arrested and removed from the building. The officer attempted to discuss the issue with Tran, but, according to the police report, Tran “refused to listen and continued to talk very loud.”

The officer noted that Tran began using profanity that could be heard by customers nearby. At that point, the restaurant owner terminated Tran’s employment and issued a criminal trespass warning.

As the officer attempted to explain the criminal trespass warning, Tran allegedly continued to use profanity and yell at the restaurant owner.

Despite the officer’s efforts to calm Tran and get him to leave the premises, Tran failed to comply. The officer subsequently placed Tran under arrest for disorderly conduct and transported him to the Gwinnett County Jail.

Tran was released later that evening on a $135 bond.

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  • Entering auto in the 2400 block of Hamilton Mill Road.

March 8

  • Minor in possession of alcohol in the 500 block of Dacula Road.

March 5

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March 4

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  • Simple battery in the 1000 block of Ivey Chase Place.

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GregRodgers March 14, 2013 at 01:53 PM
Wow... How am I not surprised by this. First let me say...I think the food at this place is pretty darn good, but with that being said this incedent does not surprise me. Many people have mentioned that the the waiters have been rude and service has been bad. I guess that the owner has not and will not learn from her past failure ...The Crab Trap in Suwannee... See Below: http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/9/1604573/restaurant/Atlanta/The-Crab-Trap-Suwanee If you cannot learn how to control your workers and yourself in your place of business then don't bother opening this type of business!
KJ March 15, 2013 at 02:28 AM
I love the place and the servers! They make you feel right at home! I've been to their other places and their awesome as well! No compliments here!!! It's a family Restaraunt.....ask yourself could you work with your family for moths and not get in one fight? They may argue and fight but the definitely hide nothing and treat their customers with respect! My favortie restaraunt!!Rock out Fish House!
Chip Mautz March 15, 2013 at 02:48 AM
Just don't try to substitute Broccoli for Fries... you'll get cussed out and kicked out. Glad my Elementary School and Middle school kids got to watch one of their favorite teachers abused in front of their eyes. Made the $70 bill I had to pay that much tastier... Never, ever, ever, again.
DaculaHood March 15, 2013 at 09:11 AM
Good grief, yes I'm with Greg on not being surprised, it sounds like there are some hot-heads over there. However, my favorite thing about this restaurant though is reading all the glowing 5-star "reviews" from accounts (like KJ, above) that have with no other Patch activity or contribution other than the single perfect score & review ("James", "regi", "Bob", "MICHELLE", "victor", "mark s","Greg Pk", etc.). Not to mention the owners and staff have openly included at least three 5-star reviews themselves last time I looked .(...right KJ?) :) I think maybe 12-15 more 5-star "reviews" and you can fill most of that 4th star up! http://dacula.patch.com/listings/the-fish-house-seafood-kitchen Also I actually did LOL at KJ's "No compliments here!" Thanks for the entertainment Fish House People.
KJ March 15, 2013 at 01:57 PM
I have a life besides getting on the patch Mr.DaculaHood!!! Lol that's a funny name! Perfect match!! Smile:)
mike March 15, 2013 at 02:34 PM
I agree, get a life. If y'all don't like it someone else will love it. Mind your own business and find something better to talk about than the mishaps of someone. Keep moving on
BabyJesus March 15, 2013 at 03:38 PM
my lord! you can't even go to a restaurant an order dinner and get what it's served with. if you wanted to eat brocolli you shoulda just added a side of brocolli. i think prices per plate are determined by the food and they still need to make a profit.....for example, if you visit Zaxby's and order chicken tenders and ask for extra zax sauce it's an additional 75 cents. and if you couldn't afford to take your family out to eat without complaining about the price you should have taken them to mcdonalds where you can get breakfast, lunch and dinner for $70 and you would have nothing to complain about......leave this restaurant alone. i am a regular that has been coming every Sunday since they have opened and when I order my 9.95 fried shrimp platter that COMES WITH FRIES AND SLAW, I very politely ask the server to add a SIDE ORDER OF BROCOLLI for 2.95... I have no problem paying for good food like this place serves. They are in this business to make money not to give away side orders of brocolli an also if you haven't been to the grocery store in the recent weeks the price of produce, especially brocolli, has risen a lot. have a sunny day, Mr. chip
GregRodgers March 15, 2013 at 06:21 PM
Thanks Kim Jordan....Owner of the Fish House!
Cowboy March 15, 2013 at 06:33 PM
Well, I guess this tells the REAL story... http://dacula.patch.com/articles/employee-arrested-after-causing-disturbance-at-dacula-restaurant
M.K. OSBORNE March 15, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Now...Mr Greg and Mr chip ..........
DaculaHood March 15, 2013 at 08:33 PM
LOL KJ you silly goose, who's the one spending hours fabricating reviews for my restaurant?
Cowboy March 17, 2013 at 11:34 AM
Let's have a "Fish House Picket line protest party" on the next pretty week-end or two, If we call the TV stations, I bet we would get on TV.....
ks March 18, 2013 at 11:25 AM
This is no surprise...family & I had been going to the restauraunt often...the food was really good...service was OK...no complaints until 1 night they were really busy...people were walking out the entire time...then the wheels came off...took 2 1/2 hours and when we did get the food, it was not good. When I mentioned it to Tran, the guy in this article, he came unglued..starting shouting at me and told me I better get my ass out. It is a shame. It is obvious the owners want to make excuses & blame everybody else rather than try & fix the problem.
Chip Mautz April 03, 2013 at 02:59 PM
She said she'd pay extra for the broccoli. Instead she was cussed out - No Substitutions! Says right there on the menu. Not on mine, my friend said. BS, the owner lady said - I wrote on all the menus myself. Well, you must have missed this one, my friend said. Get out, the owner lady said. And a few choice colorful adjectives that I had to explain to my kids later -> that their former teacher wasn't really what that mean lady was calling her. Crazy. Sounds like you can substitute now, for a slight upcharge. Wow, what a concept. Now, just add a semblance of customer service, and they may just make it as a real restaurant yet. Nah, I doubt it. Thanks for the entertainment, Fish House people. I liked that so much I used it. In the words of the lyrical prodigy Taylor Swift, "We, are never, ever, ever, ever, ever, going back there again..."
kitty April 22, 2013 at 11:05 AM
Hello,dacula its seems that there no issues with the fishhouse its you people that have nothing to do and believes of others who are the fishhouse competors. Sending in trouble makers and wanting to get free food the fishhouse is a family place with lots of regulars . And not a bar crowd like others rest in areas ,so someone got arrested this does not mean he or she a bad person everyone has there days and no one perfect by far so dacula it looks to me that customers are coming in to make troy ke for this great place try it for yourself , actually ,Tran is the best we like him alway outgoing and will do anything to make your experience great .don't judge by write up I wish the congressman would put stop to peopleing this kind of bs
cain standu May 13, 2013 at 12:10 AM
If you like people eating off your plate(watched it happen) and dirty dishes (all of them)or to hear tons of profane words swapped between the staff visit the overpriced hole in the wall fish house.


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