A couple challenged for failing to pay their bill at a downtown restaurant Sunday were ejected and left but not before firing three shots before speeding away, according to witnesses.
Witnesses said two people, described as a heavy-set white female and heavy-set black male, had tried to leave the Modern China Cafe on N. Main – the owner of the restaurant reportedly following the couple to demand, and ultimately get, payment for the meal. Accounts vary, but when the male suspect reached the pair’s car he reportedly pulled out a gun and fired three shots as the black Kia Optima sped off with the woman at the wheel.
The alleged gunman was further described as about 5’4″ tall, wearing a blue Los Angeles Dodgers hat, white t-shirt, blue jeans, and unknown tattoos on his left arm.
The car, with the woman at the wheel, was last seen heading north on N. Main.
No one was reported hit and there were no arrests. Witnesses said Walnut Creek police were on scene in minutes.