BLOOMFIELD TWP., Mich. (WJBK) - The woman accused of drop kicking a birthday cake at a Bloomfield Township Kroger has been charged with disorderly conduct.
Customers and employees told police they watched 46-year-old Tricia Ann Kortes not only drop kick the cake into the air, but also stomp on it and leave without paying. The store's manager says she was picking up a special order Superman v. Batman birthday cake, but was apparently not pleased with the way it turned out.
Employees said she went behind the counter to try and fix it herself but employees told her she could not be behind the counter. So she was infuriated and took the cake to the front of the counter and drop kicked it, employees said.
The cake and frosting went everywhere in the bakery department and the woman stormed out, knocking over a wet floor sign on her way out.
Because the cake was special order, her name and phone number on file at the store. Employees talked to the woman who said she was upset about the quality of the cake, but said the cake slipped out of her hand and she did not kick it.
A witness said she threw the cake on the floor, stepped on it several times, and yelled "They f***ing ruined my 7-year-old's birthday cake!"
Kroger says they do not have video of the incident.
The Bloomfield Township woman also has a previous conviction of disorderly conduct in Troy.