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Waitress Run Over By Alleged Dine-And-Dashers

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Four people were arrested early this morning for allegedly running over a waitress with their car outside of an Anaheim restaurant after she confronted them for dine-and-dashing.

The suspects—a man and three women—were eating at Mexico Lindo restaurant located on the 10900 block of Magnolia Street around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday when they tried to flee after not paying their bill, according to Orange County Sheriff's Department. The 27-year-old waitress ran after the group to the restaurant parking lot to confront them about the bill, but they reportedly ran over her leg with their black Volkswagen Jetta before driving away, reported CBS Los Angeles. Earlier reports said the waitress is 19, but a restaurant employee later confirmed with NBC Los Angeles that the woman is 27, and a mother of two.

The waitress was rushed to UCI Medical Center where she was treated for her cuts and bruises. Her legs were not broken, and she is expected to be released from the hospital this morning.

OCSD deputies were on the lookout for the suspects' car and found one that matched the description around 1 a.m. on Monday in the parking lot of a Motel 6 located on the 7400 block of Katella Avenue, less than two miles away from Mexico Lindo, according to OCSD. Deputies discovered the group was staying at the hotel, and after investigating, found them to be involved in the hit-and-run incident. They arrested Rowshaid Pellum, 24, Markeisha Williams, 18, Shyteice Miles, 19, Long Beach and Santeea Ralph, 23.

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They are in Orange County Jail and booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy and defrauding an innkeeper. They're being held on $25,000 bail and expected to appear in court for a hearing on Tuesday.