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An Ohio bar owner is facing an assault charge after video emerged of him allegedly attacking one of his female employees.
The footage, which was allegedly captured last Thursday, shows Dale Dean Suter, who runs the Walnut Saloon in Findlay, grabbing bartender Connie Reed during a dispute over signage at the business, her daughter says.
*Editor’s note: We were forced to use the word “allegedly” a LOT in this blog post. It’s a word you use when you can’t come right out and say, “Hey, some jackass bar owner in Ohio choked his employee.” Yes, the video clearly shows the bar owner (allegedly) choking her, but we still have to say “allegedly.” Lawyers…
Here’s what Fox News said about the incident (they also use the word “allegedly” quite a lot):
The clip begins with a man, purportedly Suter, saying “I’m the one that signs the f—–g checks….then do what I say, quit making up stories of what I told you.”
A woman who is reportedly Reed responds by saying “I asked you yesterday and you said if I wanted to” – but she’s cut off by the man shouting “shut up!”
After the argument escalates further, Reed tells the man “you shut the f—– up,” to which he replies: “then get out, goodbye! Get your stuff and get out now. Now!”
The man then gets up from his barstool and approaches Reed, who is working behind the counter. Reed is heard saying she will leave, but as the man inches closer, she throws a pitcher of water away and tries to defend herself before being restrained by the man and placed in what appears to be a chokehold.
Hey, wanna see the “alleged” video for yourself?
Yep, definitely no ACTUAL assault there… or something.
One thing’s for sure: this place will NEVER be confused with “Cheers.”
Meanwhile, the Hammer and Nigel show released an all-new musical mashup that we’ve affectionately dubbed The Walnut Saloon/”Cheers” Remix.” Click below to check it out; it’s a Hammer and Nigel exclusive… At least until one of the other shows steals it.