Victoria Police are looking for a man that punched a patron in the face at a downtown restaurant Monday night.
Do you recognize this man? When staff at a downtown restaurant refused to serve him, he became belligerent & threatened a patron who came to staff's aid w a chair before punching that patron in the face. Call (250) 995-7654 ext 1. #yyj #yyjeats | https://t.co/tsixTLM01A pic.twitter.com/EXXgIci1y9
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) March 17, 2023
The incident unfolded shortly after 8:30 p.m., when staff cut off service to the customer who was showing signs of overconsumption.
Staff say the man became verbally abusive, and when another patron tried to step in things quickly escalated.
Enraged, he grabbed a chair and threatened the customer that was trying to help. Another diner managed to intervene and pull the chair away, at which point the belligerent customer moved to leave — that’s when things took a turn for the worst.
Police say the man, without warning, punched the initial customer that tried to help staff in the face, before damaging an umbrella and fleeing the scene.
Authorities say the man who was hit hasn’t suffered any life-threatening injuries but is facing some dental damage.
Police released several photos of the man, who is described as:
- Approximately 35-years-old,
- Short brown hair, shaved to a stubble on the sides and longer on the top,
At the time, the puncher was wearing a black bomber jacket, dark pants, dark shoes, a black package, and carrying a black bag with red piping.
VicPD encourages anyone who may recognize this man to call its Report Desk at 250-995-7654, extension 1.
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