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Man Angry There's No Miller Lite Throws Restaurant Staffer Over Table: NYPD

By Noah Hurowitz | February 16, 2017 3:47pm
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KIPS BAY — It was not Miller Time for this guy.

A restaurant customer who tried to order a Miller Lite attacked a restaurant employee when he found out the place didn’t stock his favorite brew, according to a police report.

Anthony Williams, 33, strolled into Bistango, an Italian restaurant at East 29th Street and Third Avenue at 11:15 p.m. on Feb. 10 and demanded a Miller Lite, police said.

When an employee told the man that they didn’t carry Miller Lite, he became enraged, picking the 54-year-old man off the ground and tossing him over a table, according to a police report. The employee was left with bruising and pain in his left side, and the incident cost the restaurant about $150 in broken glasses and plates, police said.

The belligerent beer lover tried to get away, but officers responding to a 911 call found him nearby, according to a police report. When they tried to stop him, the man, who had purchased some beer cans in a bag swung it at the officers and took off running, but officers managed to nab him about a block away at East 30th Street and Second Avenue, a police spokesman said.

The attacker was brought to Bellevue Hospital for observation, where prosecutors charged him with assault, harassment and criminal mischief, records show. He was ordered held on $1,000 bail, and is currently at Bellevue Hospital, according to court records.