West Bloomfield Township police are investigating an alleged assault and battery that took place at the Samurai Steakhouse on Haggerty Road at 1 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18.
According to a West Bloomfield Police Department report, a 24-year-old female Troy resident was eating with her friend when a 33-year-old male acquaintance from Bloomfield Hills came in. He went up to her table and had a discussion with her. But, when she got up to leave, he allegedly pushed her to the ground.
The woman stated that two of the man’s friends started kicking and stomping her and she was punched in the left side of her face. She refused medical attention when police arrived and the suspect denied knowing her and was evasive toward police.
The victim didn’t want to press charges initially, but on Friday, Sept. 23, she came to the West Bloomfield Police Station to pursue prosecution.
The case has been turned over to the police department’s Detective Bureau for investigation.