NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A mother and daughter were arrested Wednesday after the mother reportedly pulled a gun on a restaurant server as the two attempted to walk out on their bill, an incident report states.
North Charleston police were called to Las Reyes on Rivers Avenue Wednesday around 5:35 p.m. for reports of a customer pointing a gun at a server.
An employee told police a woman, identified as 46-year-old Rosalba Teresa Chiaromonte, refused to pay her bill after being told she could not put her alcoholic beverage in a to-go cup. Her daughter, 17-year-old Nicole Chiaromonte, reportedly attempted to pay but her mother would not let her and forced her to leave.
When the server followed the two women outside to get their license plate number, an incident report states Rosalba pulled a gun from her purse and said, "Stop following me or I'll shoot your [expletive]." They then walked towards a nearby restaurant.
The altercation was caught on camera, as the server told police he was recording with his cell phone in hopes of getting their tag number.
Police say the family was found in a car near the area and both women were arrested. While searching Rosalba's purse, which contained the gun, a report states officers found a small vial with cocaine residue inside.
Rosalba Chiaromonte was charged with pointing and presenting a firearm, defrauding an innkeeper, and possession of cocaine. Nicole Chiaromonte was cited for defrauding an innkeeper.
Both women were transported to the Charleston County Detention Center.