Three arrested after fight at coney restaurant

Sunday Times Newspapers

RIVERVIEW – Three were arrested at Zorba’s Coney Island, 18237 Fort St., after a fight that one witness said involved salt and pepper shakers.

The names of the suspects could not be released pending an arraignment date.

Officers responded about 3 a.m. April 19 after getting a call about a fight at the restaurant. Initial calls reported a crow bar being used, but none was ever found. When they arrived, they found tables in disarray and blood on the tables, floors and walls. The alleged victim appeared to be intoxicated and told police he had not been struck with any weapon. He had lacerations on his chin and bruises on his face.

The man told police he was eating with his girlfriend when the suspects, two men and a woman, sat nearby and were being loud and disruptive. They were told to leave and then the victim also asked them to leave, at which point the three approached his table and “jumped him.” He was hit repeatedly in the face, although he was not sure by whom.

He declined transportation to the hospital.

A witness said the trio attacked him with salt and pepper shakers and then ran outside to retrieve a crow bar from their car.

The victim said he did not wish to press assault charges. The three were arrested for disorderly conduct and one was arrested for operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.