CLEVELAND - Cleveland police said the driver who allegedly hit four people with a car in a McDonald's parking lot on Tuesday surrendered on Thursday.
Stacey Mathews, 22, turned herself in at about 11 a.m. after it was publicized that she was wanted for felonious assault charges, police said.
The incident happened just before 2 p.m. at the McDonald’s in the 10400 block of St. Clair Avenue durng the company's nationwide hiring day.
Cleveland police spokesperson Sammy Morris said two women got out of a silver Nissan Infiniti in the restaurant’s parking lot. The two women then got into an argument with a group of women who were waiting in line to apply for jobs, police said. That’s when things turned physical.
After the fight, the two suspects returned to the car. Since there were so many people in the McDonald’s parking lot trying to seek employment, the women couldn’t drive forward, police said. Instead, the driver put the car in reverse with the car door still open, authorities said.
According to Cleveland police, the driver hit four people with the car while trying to get out of the parking lot. Police said three adults and a 17-year-old girl were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, but their injuries do not appear to be serious.
Nigel Motley suffered injuries to his knee and left shoulder.
"I just think it's crazy. We should come together and try to help each other instead of trying to hurt each other," Motley said.
Officers found the car in the area of East 107th Street and St. Clair Avenue. Police arrested the 22-year-old passenger, Natasha Grayer, but the Matthews fled the scene on foot. Grayer has been release, pending further investigation.
Hundreds of people had lined up at McDonald’s locations across Northeast Ohio, as the company pushed to hire 50,000 people within 24 hours nationwide.
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