Report: Assault Outside Joe Doe Yesterday During Brunch [UPDATED]

Posted on: July 15th, 2013 at 6:18 am by

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9:30 am on a Sunday morning is usually reserved for sleeping late, or a cup of coffee and the morning paper, not violence. Not yesterday, though.

Apparently during brunch service yesterday morning, one of the cooks at Joe Doe allegedly attacked an Asian woman who was walking her three dogs on East 1st Street. The cook reportedly thought that her Italian Greyhound had peed on his parked bike, so he proceeded to kick the dog. What followed, according an eyewitness, was lots of yelling between the two, which ultimately resulted in three punches to her head. He then picked up a parking cone and was about to swing it like a bat, but thought better of it.

Those in the vicinity reportedly swarmed the scene to intervene, and eventually the cops showed up.

UPDATE: The owners of Joe Doe reached out with the following statement…

A local neighbor, whose dogs run free without leashes, got into an argument with one of the line cooks as the dogs were peeing on his bike.

When the person refused to move her dogs away from the bike, the cook pushed past one of the dogs to go into the restaurant and leave the uncomfortable situation .  At that point the neighbor confronted the cook, punching him in the head at which point the cook defended himself.  Police were contacted but no one was arrested and both parties were given aggravated harassment charges.  NO ONE WAS CHARGED WITH ASSAULT.

Both Joe and I are very disappointed that this unfortunate incident occurred in front of our restaurant.  JoeDoe has always been a good and respectable neighbor and this is the first time anything like this has ever occurred near the store front.

We are told the victim lives next door, and had been walking her three dogs past the restaurant.

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