Alleged Assault Inside Local Restaurant
It was a bizarre attack at a local restaurant. This is 25-year old Roberto Ozuna he was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is just one of the alleged suspects tied to the assault. The alleged assault happened earlier this year when three men reportedly attacked a man while eating inside churches chicken. James Johnson has more, James.
The story behind the alleged assault is a strange one, but according to Laredo p-d cases like this aren't as rare as you think.
It happened back in January...Laredo police would be dispatched to a churches chicken restaurant after three men allegedly assault another man inside the restaurant. According to police records...the victim was inside the restaurant eating when three men would start a fight with him. According to police documents, the manager of the restaurant asked the men to stop, but would be ignored while the three suspects continued to intimidate the victim. Witnesses told police the three men taunted the victim... Saying they were going to beat him up. One of the suspects... According to those witnesses allegedly went as far as to say they were going to kill him. But why were these guys messing with the victim in the first place?
[cg:newsuper\voice of joe baeza\laredo police] 22:08:32:06 "it's alleged that the suspect had implicated one of the suspects and that’s the reason they assaulted him.
After the alleged assault... Police arrived at the scene and asked the victim if he knew who assaulted him. The victim stated he knew at least two of the suspects and he claims the third suspect allegedly kidnapped him... Sending him to jail... Which is something... According to reports he said the victim would pay for.
[cg:newsuper\voice of joe baeza\laredo police] 22:05:50:27 "we do have cases where we charge people with retaliation, this is not to unheard off.
So what can someone to do protect themselves from retaliation?
[cg:newsuper\voice of joe baeza\laredo police] 22:11:11:18 "basically the victim themselves can opt to get protective orders 22:11:31:17 "in this case if he when to the judge and asked he would probably qualify."
What also helped police in this case...was during the alleged assault one of the suspects had dropped their wallet making it a piece of evidence in the case. For KGNS, I'm James Johnson.