Eatery allegedly charges acid attack victim for water to soothe injuries

2018-10-01 16:53
Picture: Facebook/ Mike Glover-Johnson

Picture: Facebook/ Mike Glover-Johnson

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He was sitting in his car one evening when attackers “randomly” approached him and threw acid in his face.

Mike Glover-Johnson, a pizza restaurant manager, claims he hurried into a nearby restaurant to ask for water but was forced by waiters on duty to pay for it.

The 46-year-old told The Sun Online masked attackers forced open his car door and ordered him not to move.

They then hurled the acid in his face and ran off.

“I was sitting in the car, on my phone, when this guy opened the door and said: ‘Don’t move'.

“Then I felt this burning on my face. They just ran off and I think they got in a car.”

Mike was startled at the senseless attack; the perpetrators didn’t steal any of his belongings.

“When it started to happen, I thought it was some sort of joke at first. Then I thought it might be a car-jacking or robbery, but they just ran off.

“My brain is trying to make sense of it all."

But when he ran for help to the Chunky Grill restaurant, staff demanded he pay for the water.

So he took to Facebook to lash out at the eatery.

“Chunky Grill in Bloxwich [England] threw me out while my face was burning with acid! And demanded payment from [my partner] Lee for the water that was saving me.

“Yes, you read it correctly. Hopefully whoever did this gets caught. And Chunky Grill owes me and Bloxwich an explanation.”


Soon after Mike’s post, the restaurant manager sent out an apology, saying the staff on duty had acted inappropriately and would be dealt with accordingly, The Telegraph writes.

“I have just received an apology from the owner of Chunky Grill. He wasn’t at the shop at the time and he’s assured me the staff members that acted inappropriately will be dealt with. Thank you for the apology,” Mike later added on his Facebook post.

According to a West Midlands police spokesman, the investigation into the matter is ongoing.

“The investigation is at an early stage; the motive is unknown, and police are keeping an open mind.

“A number of enquiries are under way, including a CCTV trawl. Officers are also trying to identify what the substance was.”

Although the incident has left him in pain, Mike says the damage to his face is minimal.

“I might have some scarring but they said I’ll make a good recovery. It could have been much worse.”

Sources: The Telegraph, The Sun Online, The Metro

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