Milwaukee Police are looking for a man who walked into the kitchen and punched a worker in the face at the George Webb restaurant near South 21st and Mitchell Streets.
The victim, a young mother of three, told TODAY'S TMJ4 she was taken to the hospital and treated for a concussion.
She says the man had been in the restaurant before. This time, he was angry about the service he was given and lost control.
The attack happened around 1 a.m. on Friday, June 29.
It was all caught on surveillance video, which Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan made public.
“People need to see this,” Donovan said. “It’s shocking. But this is what’s happening in some parts of our city. This comes amid a spike in crime in my district. If we don’t start paying attention to neighborhoods that are on the fence, they’re going to fall on the wrong side of the fence.”
During the altercation, the surveillance video shows another worker pull out a gun in self-defense. That prompted the suspect to leave. The worker with the gun has since quit her job at George Webb.
The victim says that worker has a concealed carry permit and that their boss allows them to conceal and carry for their protection if they have a license to do so.
“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,” Donovan said. “Yet, I thank God she was armed. Otherwise, I shudder to think what may have happened to those two women.”
People in the neighborhood say the suspect is a known drug-dealer who’s been abusive toward others. Milwaukee Police say they know who they’re looking for, but the suspect has not been arrested.
A spokesman from George Webb sent us this statement:
“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."