Another employee was hospitalized with a concussion after a man attacked her at the restaurant located near South 21st and Mitchell Streets on June 29.
The attack was caught on surveillance video. After the man punched the female employee, another worker pulled a gun on the attacker.
The employee that was attacked told TODAY'S TMJ4 the other worker has a concealed carry permit, and their boss allows them to carry a gun for their protection if they are licensed to do so.
Alderman Bob Donovan, who made the footage public, said, “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. Yet, I thank God she was armed. Otherwise, I shudder to think what may have happened to those two women.”
According to people in the neighborhood, the suspect is a known drug dealer who has a history of being abusive. Milwaukee police say they know who the suspect is, but he has not yet been arrested.