Milwaukee police released a video on Friday in hopes of finding a suspect who attacked a female George Webb restaurant worker behind the counter the night of June 29, but was driven away by an armed coworker.
The surveillance video, obtained by Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan, shows the suspect coming behind the counter and violently punching a female waitress. The coworker then quickly draws a weapon and drives him away before he could do further harm. (RELATED: Three Would-Be Grocery Store Robbers Picked On The Wrong Couple, Get Bullet Holes For Their Trouble)
“It is sickening to see this unsuspecting worker assaulted so brutally by this individual,” Donovan said in a Friday press release, according to ABC.
The man is reportedly known to police as a “drug-dealer who’s been abusive toward others,” according to TMJ4, and was reportedly upset about some aspect of the service he had received.
The worker reportedly had a concealed weapon permit and the restaurant allowed her to carry, but she quit the job after last week’s incident, according to Donovan. (RELATED: Assailant Tried To Rape His Friend’s Mother — Then She Found Her Pistol)
“It’s so frustrating to me as an elected official that the other waitress felt it so important that she arm herself to come and work in my aldermanic district,” said Donovan. “Yet, I thank God she was armed. Otherwise, I shudder to think what may have happened to those two women.”
“One can only imagine what might have occurred if that employee had not pulled out her weapon,” said Donovan. “Sadly, I’m told the coworker quit her job shortly after the incident.”
The alderman expressed his frustration with crime happening in his district and “too many” other Milwaukee neighborhoods. (RELATED: Felon Pulls Out Weapon To Threaten Two People, Gets Shot By Concealed Carry Holder)
“This is just sickening and I am tired of this crap happening in my district and in too many other neighborhoods across Milwaukee,” he said.
“We were alerted to an incident that took place at our Mitchell Street location on June 29 and are working directly with the injured employee, store manager and franchise owner to review the events. The safety and security of our employees and patrons is our top priority. We are working with our team, and local law enforcement to assess current security measures and determine next steps,” George Webb restaurant said in a Friday statement.
The victim, a mother of three, told TMJ4 that she was taken to the hospital and treated for a concussion.