Video shows an armed employee of a Milwaukee restaurant coming to the defense of her co-worker who was viciously punched by an assailant who went behind the counter to attack her.
The attack took place early on June 29 at a George Webb eatery, but the city released footage of the incident on Friday in an attempt to help police nab the suspect, who remains at large.
Alderman Bob Donovan told the Daily News on Sunday that police have identified the assailant. The Milwaukee Police Department could not be immediately reached for comment.
Video shows two employees working in the restaurant as a man moves behind the counter and throws a punch at one of the women. The other employee pulls out a weapon and exchanges words with the assailant, who is seen leaving the area.
“It is sickening to see this unsuspecting worker assaulted so brutally by this individual,” Alderman Donovan said. “It was an unprovoked attack and I am asking anyone with information to please contact MPD immediately at 414-935-7360 so we can get him off the street and behind bars where he belongs.”
The woman who was attacked told Fox 6 that the attacker is a regular customer who cursed her earlier in the evening for taking too long with his order.
The restaurant, one of at least 31 George Webb counter-style locations in Wisconsin, allows employees to carry concealed weapons if they have permits, the employee told Fox 6.
Local residents told WTMJ that the assailant has a history of violent behavior.