Two men violently assaulted a bowling alley employee - including one who struck the victim in the head with a bowling ball - in Roseville, Michigan last week, police say as they search for the assailants.
The incident happened just 15 minutes to midnight after a group of bowlers became unruly and were asked to leave by an employee, according to the Roseville Police Department. Then, several members of that group surrounded the bowling counter where the employee was standing.
“While there, Suspect #1 reached over the bowling counter and punched the employee in the face,” police said. “Suspect #2, who had stepped behind the counter, began violently assaulting the employee with punches and kicks to the face and body.”
The first suspect then walked behind the counter and picked up a bar stool and struck the employee over the head. Then, they picked up a heavier weapon: a bowling ball which they smashed the ball on the back of the employee's head.
Video of the assault has been posted to YouTube by the police department.
After the brutal assault, “the employee fell to the ground and both subjects continued to kick the employee in the head prior to fleeing the location,” police said.
The victim, a 28-year-old resident of Roseville, was transported to the hospital for treatment.
Police are describing the first suspect as a man in his early 20s who weighs approximately 200 pounds. He was wearing a black baseball cap, white T-shirt with a black short sleeve button-up on over the T-shirt and black pants. He had a close-shaved beard and tattoos on his arms.
Police said they have identified the second suspect but his name has not been released. It’s unclear if he has been arrested.
If you have information, call police at 586 447-4510 or 586 447-4484. The incident number is 18-29003.
[Photo: Roseville Police Department]
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