Case Continued For Woman Accused of Assaulting Navy Sailor at Berlin Pizza Shop

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A judge Thursday continued the case against a woman accused of assaulting a Navy sailor at a pizza restaurant on Sept. 11.

Lori Desjardins, 45, of Southington, was scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court Thursday, but her appearance was postponed until October 27. Her attorney appeared on her behalf.

Desjardins turned herself in at police headquarters last week and was released on a $10,000 non-surety bond.

Desjardins was charged with assault in the third degree and breach of peace in the second degree

Police said the incident, which was caught on video and has been widely shared on social media, happened at Central Pizza on Mill Street in Berlin, Conn. around 9:45 p.m. on Sept. 11.

In the part of the incident captured on cell phone video, the woman who was recorded can be heard berating a man in military fatigues and accusing him of wearing a fake uniform and appears to slap him and lash out at him.

Berlin police are looking for a woman who is suspected of assaulting a customer at a restaurant on Saturday night.

Police said the man is a member of the U.S. Navy. NBC Connecticut reached out to the victim and he said he is a student at the Naval Submarine School and described the fatigues as a uniform.

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