Five Massachusetts women were arrested early Saturday morning after they allegedly assaulted an employee over a bill, according to police.
got a report of a fight in progress at about 3:15 a.m. at the diner at 1864 Dixwell Avenue, police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith said.
When officers got there, they found the victim, a 29-year-old Hamden woman, "on the ground covered in blood," Smith said. She was taken to the Hospital of St. Raphael for treatment of injuries to her nose, forehead and arms, he said.
Officer Nicholas Lovett, who conducted the investigation, found that the five women argued with the victim over their bill, and the victim told them to pay it, Smith said. The woman left but two of them, identified as Brandy Lee Black, 29, Greenfield, MA, and Brooke Rosales-Roberson, 28, of Springfield, MA., came back in and assaulted her, Smith said.
"The victim was allegedly punched and kicked in the head and body. Her hair was pulled from her scalp," Smith said. "Investigation further revealed that 3 additional individuals, identified as Keysta Berry, Shamika Barrett and Emily Rosario-Henriquez, joined Black and Roberson in assaulting the victim."
Both Black and Rosales-Roberson was charged with third-degree assault and breach of peace. Both posted $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court April 17.
Berry, 22, Barrett, 28 and Rosario-Henriquez, 23, all of Springfield, were all charged with breach of peace. They were all released on a written promise to appear in court in Meriden on April 17.