Two university students arrested for punching Catherine Rooney’s employee
Published: Monday, March 5, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 02:03
Police issued summons for two male university students on Sunday morning after they assaulted employees of Catherine Rooney's on Main Street, breaking one staff member's nose, according to Newark police spokesman MCpl. Gerald Bryda.
The 20-year-old men went to the restaurant at 1:12 a.m. on Sunday morning. They went to the bar to complain to employees about someone who was ejected from the restaurant approximately an hour prior to their arrival for drunk and disorderly conduct, Bryda said.
During the altercation, employees asked the two men to leave. One of the students then punched the employee in the face, breaking his nose, Bryda said.
Police took the two into custody after the incident. The student who punched the employee was charged with offensive touching, consumption of alcohol, third-degree assault, conspiracy and disorderly conduct. The other student received charges of underage consumption and one count of disorderly conduct. Both men were later released, Bryda said.