Cell phone videos caught the brutal attack on a female server at Red Lobster in Fairview Heights, Ill. Dec. 30. (Watch it above)
Police say the food orders for a table of four women were handed off between waitstaff, resulting in a mix-up, the Associated Press reports. When the wrong meals were delivered, one woman threw a drink in the waitress’ face before all four women began punching and pushing the server, who suffered cuts to her nose and forehead and a swollen eye.
“Look at the waitress! She’s going to kick that [expletive]! She threw a drink in her face and they came and attacked her,” a customer can be heard saying on the video of the incident.
After an appeal to the public to help identify the women involved, police have arrested and charged Ania D. Wilkes, 20, of Ferguson, Mo. with mob action and aggravated battery, both felonies, according to KSDK News. Police say tips helped them identify three of the four suspected assailants, and more charges are expected to be filed soon.