A 23-year-old Stillwater man reported that he was assaulted last weekend after leaving Rafters Bar and Grill in downtown Stillwater.
The man told police he was “sucker punched” by an unknown assailant on Water Street as he was leaving the bar. The man’s girlfriend also reported that the windshield of her vehicle was damaged while parked behind Midtown Antiques.
Stillwater Police believe the two incidents are related.
According to the report:
The Stillwater man told police that sometime between 12:45-1 a.m. on Nov. 25 an unknown man “sucker punched” him as he was walking to his friend’s vehicle. The man told police his glasses were knocked to the ground as a result of the attack, and he did not see the assailant as he left.
When police spoke with his girlfriend, she told police she was inside the establishment at the time of the assault, but reported that the windshield of her vehicle had been damaged sometime that night while it was parked in downtown.
The man had a black eye and a swollen nose as a result of the assault.
The man told police that he was with a large group of friends at the bar that night, but stated neither he nor any of his friends had any type of confrontation with anyone while downtown.
Police then spoke with the owner of Rafters, who stated he was not aware of any kind of "altercation" or "unruly behavior" at the bar that night. He made a copy of surveillance video and gave it to police for investigative purposes.
The incidents remain under investigation by Stillwater Police.