Waitress hit by car chasing after dine and dash scam

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say a waitress chased four people who left a Southern California restaurant without paying their bill, then was hit by their car as the group fled.

Orange County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Jeff Hallock says the 19-year-old waitress suffered minor injuries in the 6 p.m. Sunday confrontation outside an Anaheim eatery.

Early Monday, authorities spotted a vehicle matching the description of the car in a motel parking lot and took four people into custody.

They were later booked. Their names were not immediately released.

Hallock says the driver is a 24-year-old man from Los Angeles County.

He says the woman tried to collect the bill and “at some point the vehicle took off and she was hit.”