45-year-old Lori Desjardins surrendered to the Berlin Police Department on Thursday
A woman has been arrested for allegedly beating and assaulting a Navy sailor in uniform at a Connecticut pizza shop, officials said Friday.
Lori Desjardins, 45, of Southington, surrendered to the Berlin Police Department on Thursday and was released on $10,000 bond.
He has been charged with third-degree assault and breach of the peace in connection with the September 11 incident.
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The exchange was captured on video between her and Sean Nolte Jr., a Pennsylvania resident who was wearing a military uniform. The footage shows him slapping him, throwing his cap and calling him by various names.
She walks back and forth at the pizzeria claiming that Nolte is not a member of the military.
“You insult America You insult the United States,” Desjardins, who claimed her husband was in the military, can be heard saying. “You (controversial) piece (derogatory).
“It’s not a uniform,” she said.
In a Facebook post, Nolte said that the Desjardins accused him of counterfeiting his military service. He said he maintained his composure throughout the exchange.
“Being in uniform, I must maintain professionalism, so I stand there and wish him a good day…,” he wrote. “Well, it seems some of our own people just can’t recognize the authenticity just by looking at it.”
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He said he also took out his military identity to show the Desjardins but claimed it was fake. Outside the camera, a woman can be heard scolding her while she was molesting.
“You’re not allowed to hold his hat. I don’t know where this behavior is coming from,” says the woman. “Just let him be.”
Nolte declined to speak to Granthshala News about the incident, citing his chain of command.