PEORIA, Ariz. — Police in Peoria say a woman is in custody for allegedly
hitting a restaurant waitress with her car after attempting to “dine and
They say 24-year-old Nicole Angelina Raia (Ray-a) is being held on suspicion of
aggravated assault with a weapon, theft and possession of drugs after heroin was
found in her purse.
An International House of Pancakes waitress in Glendale told police she noticed
Raia and her lunch partner’s nearly $26 bill wasn’t paid Tuesday.
The waitress walked outside and tapped on the window of the car in an attempt
to speak with them.
She walked behind Raia’s car to take down the license plate number when Raia
allegedly backed up her car, striking the woman before driving away.
Police didn’t know Thursday if Raia has a lawyer.