A Denny's restaurant patron fell into disagreement with the restaurant's staff over their interpretations of the term "all-you-can-eat." According to police, the woman visited a Denny's location in suburban Chicago, ordered $4 all-you-can-eat flapjacks off the menu and tried to assault her waitress when she found out she couldn't share them with her friends.
Police Said the Woman Was "Irate"
After 27-year-old Natasha West was informed by her waitress that she was not allowed to give any of her pancakes to the other people who had joined her at the table, she became enraged. Police described the young woman's mood as "irate." They said that she started swinging her fists in the server's direction and began to use inappropriate language. Fortunately, the waitress escaped the woman's fists without injury.
The restaurant says it was unable to collect payment for the meal because the woman's party committed a proverbial "dine-and-dash" and left without paying. Allegedly, the angry woman kicked the door multiple times as she left.
Police Tracked Down the Entire Party
After the incident, the restaurant manager notified police, who later tracked the woman and her dining companions down while they were still in their car. Police took the party back to Denny's and they were positively identified by the restaurant staff.
Ultimately, one of the woman's friends agreed to pay for the food. Meanwhile, police arrested West on criminal charges of assault and property damage.
Whenever anyone is accused of criminal behavior in the news, it is important to remember that we are only getting one side of the story. As this story has been described, the woman's behavior appears to have been extremely inappropriate; however, every person will be viewed by the courts as innocent until -- and only if -- he or she is proved to be otherwise beyond a reasonable doubt.
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