Ald. Bob Donovan
Press Release

Thug responsible for assault at George Webb now in custody

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan - July 25, 2018

By - Jul 25th, 2018 04:08 pm

I have learned from sources that the man caught on surveillance video attacking a worker inside the George Webb restaurant at S. 21st and W. Mitchell St. in late June has been arrested by Milwaukee Police.

The video – which showed an adult male go behind the counter and punch a female manager/waitress in the face – has shocked viewers with the sheer brutality of the attack. The video also shows a restaurant co-worker who has a concealed carry permit pull out a firearm to convince the thug to head toward the door.

Sources tell me the man was arrested in District Three while engaged in a drug transaction. No surprise there.

I want to thank the detectives and officers who worked hard to apprehend the suspect. Having him in custody makes us all feel a bit safer – at least for now.

Now the real question is what will happen to him when he goes to court. I have a feeling quite a few people will be monitoring his case closely.

I know I certainly will be.

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3 thoughts on “Thug responsible for assault at George Webb now in custody”

  1. Steve P says:

    What will happen when he goes to court?If it’s a Liberal Judge he may get off easy!

  2. Troll says:

    Liberals are probably still enraged that the coworker had a conceal carry fire arm. There should be protests and a ban on all George Webb neon chicken noodle soup until she’s fired.

  3. I for one vote to have ” the book” thrown at him!
    This is a large powerful man judging by the vicious punch landed on that lady. To respond this way shows a badly warped mind.
    I am liberal AF, but this outrage crosses a line that leaves no consideration for challenges faced by minority community members.
    While I abhor the more toxic elements that have arisen from gun ownership, I applaud the other woman’s decision to carry at work and how she defended the staff and herself with great restraint. I still believe such weapons in the home are more likely to harm a family member than protect one, so I am conflicted, searching for a good balance in gun rights policy overall. In fact, I am all for open carry, and regret that it is so problematic for those who do. On the other hand, it should be easier to revoke for those who feel entitled to threaten or police others over minor infractions, or perceived insults, even verbally, and even when speaking hypothetically- this for private ownership at home as well. Then the issue of carelessness arises as well, allowing any other to obtain a firearm by trust or error. It’s messy, but many have the aptitude for proper carry, home defense, and sport and hobby. After an initial shock and quick assessment of outward demeanor, I feel safer around one performing open carry. Just keep your trap shut on the topic, and that goes for those in concealed carry mode as well- I am much more likely to trust ones judgement if they can deflect or shut down conversation about carry. If a carry person spontaneously opens up on it, that is extremely suspect in my view. My liberal 2 cents worth.

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