September 27, 2022

Woman’s Face Slashed For Asking Patron For Proof Of COVID Vaccination, Seattle Police Say

A Seattle bartender was reportedly slashed throughout the face after asking a patron for proof of COVID-19 vaccination, which is required in Kings County.

The assault occurred Monday night time after the person grew to become combative with the workers for being required to supply proof of immunization. Felicite Ogilvy, an worker of Joe’s Bar and Grill, requested the person to depart.

“I asked him, ‘do you have your vaccination card?’ and he said ‘I’ve had the vaccine, but I don’t have the card’ and I was like OK, but you need to have proof of it,” Ogilvy instructed KOMO Information.

The client felt Ogilvy was “picking” on him, and that’s when the altercation turned violent. The person swung at her with a protracted persist with a pointy piece of steel hooked up to the top. The bartender ended up with 31 stitches to shut the wound.

As for the suspect, he fled the restaurant and boarded a light-rail practice. Police boarded the identical practice a number of stops down the road, however they imagine the suspect acquired off at a earlier practice station. They had been unable to find him, and he’s nonetheless at giant.

In October, Kings County applied a proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirement for patrons of gyms, eating places, bars, and occasions with 500 or extra attendees. Companies ought to ask everybody 12 years and older for proof or face fines. 

“There have been a few cases here and there of restaurants and stores having issues enforcing the mandate,” mentioned Det. Patrick Michaud. “Thankfully, these incidents are still fairly rare.”