Restaurant customer slashes server while trying to skip out on bill

CHELSEA, Mass. -- Police are looking for a man who allegedly slashed a server while trying to skip out on his bill at a Chelsea restaurant.

Police were called to Las Pupusas del Chino on Washington Avenue around 11 p.m. to investigate the report.

The 34-year-old server told police a man skipped out on his bill and ran outside, and when she confronted him while he was trying to get into his car, he pulled out a knife and slashed her neck and hand.

"She was grabbing on to him and he got into the car so when he got into the car the door was wide open and he put it in reverse. If she didn’t jump in he would have ran her over," restaurant manager Gilberto Ramos said.

The suspect was driving a red sedan, possibly a Nissan, when he sped off down Blossom Street. The vehicle has a Colorado license plate GAQ-633.

No arrests have been made, but Tuesday night police released an image of the suspect and said they want the public's help to identify him.

The waitress, who has not been identified by name, was able to escape from the vehicle shortly after the suspect took off.

She was taken to Mass. General Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.