A waitress was abducted and assaulted after she chased 5 diners who skipped out on a $70 dinner bill over the weekend.
The three Black males and two Caucasian females are seen on surveillance video leaving the Nifty Fifty’s restaurant in Turnersville, New Jersey on Saturday night.
The 5 masked suspects got into a white Dodge Durango and drove off when the 20-year-old waitress chased after the vehicle, WPVI reports.
One male suspect jumped out of the car and fled while the others pulled the waitress into the SUV and drove off.
The waitress was assaulted inside the vehicle before she was dumped by the side of a highway. She ran back to the restaurant and immediately called police.
She suffered bruises to her head, face and neck and was transported to a hospital where she was treated for head and neck injuries and a possible concussion.
Police released video footage of the abduction and asked for the public’s help to identify the suspects who remained at large as of Monday morning.
“The vehicle headed north on Route 42, made a U-turn and was heading south towards Monroe Township, and [they] pushed her out of the vehicle,” Washington Township Police Chief Patrick Gurcsik said.
Gurcsik urged restaurant employees not to chase diners who skip out on their bill. They should try to take down the license plate of their vehicle and report it to police.