Two women arrested in SantaCon restaurant vandalism caught on video

Two women who allegedly vandalized a Polk Street restaurant during SantaCon on Saturday were arrested Tuesday after video of the incident circulated widely on social media.

The two women, who appeared intoxicated, allegedly entered Shalimar restaurant on the 1400 block of Polk Street Saturday evening and complained that one of them had paid for food and never received it, according to police and other reports.

When an employee denied the woman had paid for food and refused service because she was intoxicated, she allegedly began knocking items over, including the cash register, and punched an employee who tried to confront her in the face.

The other woman allegedly smashed the restaurant’s door with a chair outside before they both fled the scene.

Videos of the incident circulated widely on social media, and on Tuesday two women surrendered to police.

Police arrested San Francisco resident Natalie Alcantar, 21, on suspicion of felony vandalism and Pacifica resident Hannah Baughman, 21, on suspicion of felony vandalism and battery.

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