A Philadelphia waitress was allegedly assaulted this past weekend by a gang of five people who walked out on their $70 bill.
According to ABC News’ Philadelphia station WPVI, the incident occurred at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Saturday at the Nifty Fifty’s in Turnersville in Washington Township, New Jersey, when police say the 20-year-old waitress was taken away in a vehicle for a short time after confronting the group she served in the restaurant.
WPVI uncovered surveillance footage that shows the lady being dragged into the white Dodge Durango as one person escapes the vehicle, which then pulls away with the waitress inside.
“They pulled her into the vehicle and assaulted her inside the vehicle,” Washington Township Police Chief Patrick Gurcsik told WPVI in an interview following the incident. “The vehicle headed north on Route 42, made a U-turn, and was heading south towards Monroe Township, and pushed her out of the vehicle.”
The woman was able to return to Nifty Fifty’s and promptly call the police.
According to WPVI, she received a lot of bruises and a suspected concussion as a result of the assault and kidnapping. She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was treated for her injuries before being released.
“Say it ain’t so,” John Hill, an employee at Nifty Fifty’s, told WPVI. “As an employee, that makes me feel bad and mad at the same time.”
A customer told WPVI, “This is such a family restaurant; oh, this is crazy.”
The suspects, in this case, were last seen driving a white Dodge Durango south towards Monroe Township on Rt. 42 and are still on the loose.
Rather than chasing down customers who haven’t paid their bill, Gurcsik suggests that staff try to take down their car’s license plate and report it to the authorities.
“Do not chase after accused suspects and confront them yourselves,” Said Gurcsi.