Talk about bad pancakes.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, Cynthia Freeman and an off-duty police officer got into a scuffle at an International House of Pancakes (IHOP) in Atlanta. What happened next was caught on tape, in a violent bit of footage that some viewers will find shocking.

It is impossible to say, just judging from the footage, what sparked the conflict or why the officer reacted so violently. Freeman's attorney told reporters that she was unaware the man was an officer.

The police department said they were investigating the incident.

This video was published to YouTube by user Tcrumril.