Authorities in New York City say they have arrested a man on suspicion of knocking a server’s teeth out in an incident at a restaurant in Queens earlier this month.
According to WCBS, 40-year-old Fausto Lopez is accused of assaulting the 23-year-old employee of Oven Grill Chill when he tried to enter the Astoria neighborhood eatery after business hours.
The waitress and Lopez allegedly engaged in a argument that turned violent when the latter punched the former in the face, knocking out two of her teeth.
As of the latest reports available, Lopez was expected to face criminal charges including assault.
Local law enforcement had previously put out a call for tips in their effort to identify the suspect, as WCBS previously reported.
Additional details were not immediately released, but police were able to provide a photograph of Lopez, which circulated prior to his eventual arrest, according to the Astoria Post.
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[Featured image: Fausto Lopez, New York Police Department Crime Stoppers]