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Trumbull cops: Man hit in face with beer bottle, suspect arrested

November 26, 2018

TRUMBULL - A 21-year-old Monroe man has been arrested for allegedly striking a restaurant patron with a beer bottle in the face.

The incident happened at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday at the Prime One Eleven Restaurant on Monroe Turnpike, Capt. Keith Golding said in a release.

Michael Zazuri, of Far Mill Road in Monroe, was charged with second-degree assault, breach of peace and interfering with an officer and assault on an officer.

A male patron approached two officers who were hired to work as security detail at the restaurant and reported he was assaulted by an unidentified man in the men’s room.

“The victim, who had obvious facial injuries, told officers that while he was waiting in line, Zazuri cut in front of several patrons and used the facilities,” Golding said. “Witnesses stated that when Zazuri was leaving, another unknown male pushed him from behind. Zazuri then turned and struck the victim in the face with a beer bottle he had in his hand.”

Several patrons pointed out Zazuri as officers searched through the heavily crowded bat area.

“Zazuri appeared to be intoxicated and became belligerent when he was approached by officers,” Golding said. “He was escorted outside where he attempted to walk away several times. As he was taken into custody, Zazuri turned and struck one of the officers in the face causing minor injury.”

Zazuri was held on $5,000 bond and will appear in court on Friday.

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