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Being an attentive waitress usually leads to a big tip at the end of a meal. But at a restaurant outside St. Louis, it led to a Red Lobster waitress attack, police say.
Three women from Belleville, Ill., got mad at a waitress for filling their water glasses too frequently last Friday, a witness told St. Louis' KMOX-TV. One of the ladies then allegedly lobbed a glass of water at the waitress, hitting her on the head.
For their next course, the women then beat the wet waitress with their hands -- and a Red Lobster menu.
Restaurant employees broke up the fight and held the angry ladies until police arrived. Sharrel Evans, 21; Britley Green, 22; and Geneen Green, 44, were taken to jail and charged with mob action and aggravated battery for the Red Lobster waitress attack.
Perhaps there's something in the water at this particular Red Lobster, located in Fairview Heights, Ill., because fights have broken out there before.
This past December, customers at the same Red Lobster attacked another waitress, allegedly over poor service. In the December attack, a woman threw a drink glass in a waitress' face; four customers then pounced on the waitress, who fought back, St. Louis' KSDK-TV reports.
The December attack was caught on cell phone video. It led to the arrest of the alleged instigator, who was also charged with mob action and aggravated battery.
Under Illinois law, mob action requires at least two people to disturb the peace or commit an unlawful or violent act. It's generally a misdemeanor, but can be charged as a felony if the victim was injured.
In Friday's Red Lobster waitress attack, the victim declined medical treatment, so the extent of her injuries aren't clear. The alleged attackers are each being held on $50,000 bail.