A Milwaukee food service worker with a carry permit had enough after another waitress was attacked by an irate customer.
In the above video from Wisconsin ABC affiliates, a man is seen going behind the counter of the George Webb restaurant on June 29 before he viciously punches a female manager/waitress. In response, a second waitress draws a handgun from under her apron and points it at the man, who eventually retreats.
“It is sickening to see this unsuspecting worker assaulted so brutally by this individual,” said Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan in a press release urging the public to contact police with information on the suspect.
“One can only imagine what might have occurred if that employee had not pulled out her weapon,” said Donovan, who represents the District where the restaurant is located. “Sadly, I’m told the co-worker quit her job shortly after the incident.”
The suspect, who is known to police, is believed to have an extensive criminal record, according to Donovan.
George Webb, a chain of some 30 lunch counter-style restaurants across Wisconsin open around-the-clock, said in a statement that they are working with police and employees to “assess current security measures and determine next steps.”