Woman says she was beaten by four girls during chaotic beach week

Posted at 5:36 PM, Jun 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-22 06:34:49-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - Police are looking for four women who they say attacked the owner of the Upper Deck Restaurant, two months ago.

It was during the chaotic College Beach Week that featured an out of control crowd and a rash of violence at the Ocean Front

Around 11 that April Saturday night, Nancy Rodio tried to close her restaurant down and the four women wouldn't budge from the bar.

"Come on girls it's really time to go, and they got abusive, Rodio, the owner of Upper Deck, said.

As they continued to linger, Rodio went to them again. It was late, and the 65-year-old wanted to go home. Instead she got knocked on the ground.

"Took a swig of her drink, spit it in my face," Rodio recounts. "Sat it down and when I turned to her, this one hit me in the head."

The bruising on Rodio's head is gone. An employee chased after the four women as they walked towards the boardwalk. It was then that the employees of the Upper Deck realized what was going on.

"We started looking out the windows, and it was like oh my gosh this is crazy," Rodio said.

The Upper Deck has been in Rodio's family for nearly five decades. It caters to an over-40 crowd, and it wasn't until College Beach Week this spring that she had had any problems.

"And if it was your mother, how would you feel?" Rodio asked. "Who raised you that you feel like this is okay to do to someone else?"

So that the four women don't feel like they can get away with it, Rodio and Virginia Beach police are asking anyone who recognizes these four women to take action against crime and call 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.


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