A California man and three female friends were arrested after they skipped out on paying their bill at a restaurant and subsequently ran over ther waitress in the parking lot after she confronted them.
Rowshaid Cordell Pellum, 24, and three friends left Mexico Lindo, an Anaheim-based restaurant, on Sunday without paying their tab, prompting waitress Maria Uriostegui to chase them to the parking lot, KTLA reports. Surveillance video captured Uriostegui attempting to confront the group in the parking lot, before being run over by the foursome in their vehicle. The car quickly fled the scene after it hit the waitress. Uriostegui told reporters that she'd attempted to get the group to pay their tab while they were dining, but they laughed and walked out.
When the server followed them out of the restaurant to get their license plate number, they laughed her off again before hitting her.
"We made eye contact, and they laughed it off and then they just drove. At that point and I knew they weren’t going to stop so I tried to move out of the way,” Uriostegui told KTLA. “By then it was too late."
Uriostegui suffered only minor injuries from the incident.
Hours later, officers spotted the black Volkswagon Jetta that Pellum and his friends were believed to be driving outside of a Motel 6. Pellum, 23-year-old Santeea Munay Ralph, 19-year-old Shyteice Lashay Miles, and 18-year-old Markeisha Michelle Williams were all arrested. The three women were charged with one misdemeanor count of defrauding an innkeeper, while Pellum was charged with one felony count of aggravated assault and one felony count of hit-and-run with injury.
Watch surveillance video of the hit-and-run below.