An Applebee’s employee in Tennessee was hospitalized and two people were sent to jail — all over a $28 tab, authorities said.
Felishia Bridges, 19, and her acquaintance, Daniel Humphrey, 25, were arrested Friday evening after “dining and dashing” at an Applebee’s in Nashville, Berry Hill Police Chief Robert Bennett told ABC News.
Bridges and Humphrey didn’t pay their bill after their dinner and left the restaurant around 10:30 p.m., Bennett said. An employee and some customers then followed the pair out of the restaurant in an attempt to stop them, he said.
“The suspect, according to witness statements, intentionally ran over an employee of the restaurant,” Bennett said, noting Bridges was at the wheel.
He was unsure if the employee was their server that night. The 19-year-old employee, who was not identified, was transported to an area hospital for minor injuries and she has been discharged and expected to make a full recovery, Bennett said.
A patron at the restaurant tweeted about the incident.
We stop at Applebee’s in Nashville and a hostess gets ran over by a guy who ran out on his tab in the parking lot, crazy people out there!!
— Clay Young (@SirClayton15) March 22, 2014
Bridges was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and theft of services, police said, noting she was booked on a $30,000 bond and is awaiting trial in jail. Humphrey was charged with theft of services and with a violation of order of protection, police said, adding that at the time of the arrest, Bridges had an active order of protection against Humphrey. Humphrey also remains in jail awaiting trial. They are scheduled to appear in court separately on Wednesday.
A spokesman for Applebee’s declined comment on the matter when contacted by ABC News.