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Man tries to get into restaurant after it closes, punches waitress in her mouth and knocks out two teeth: Cops

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.

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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]