Woman Claims She Was Sexually Assaulted By Toy At Hibachi Restaurant
A woman who visited a hibachi steakhouse in Tennessee says she was sexually assaulted by a toy during her dinner.
Police were called to Hibachi in Murfreesboro this week on a sexual assault complaint, where the Isabelle Lassiter told them she'd been squirted in the face with a toy by a chef.
The toy is meant to look like a little boy that pulls his pants down and "urinates."
Proprietors of the restaurant admit the incident occurred and said the toy is meant to be funny.
But Lassiter isn't isn't laughing, in part because it happened in front of her children.
"It peed on me, basically. Out of his… wee-wee area,” Isabelle Lassiter told WTVF.
Lassiter reportedly police said she felt sexually assaulted because the toy had a penis. However, in the police statement, the officer refuted that claim.
"I observed the toy to have no penis and just a hole for the water to shoot out," the officer wrote.
In reaction to news reports about the incident, Lassiter and her husband released a statement defending the allegations.
"People are missing the point. This was a sexually-oriented toy meant for adults, in front of minor children," the statement read. "We're not trying to make money off of this. If the toy was in a bar, it'd be a different situation, but this was in a family restaurant with 13 to 14 year olds at the table. If people think it's so funny, why don't people go buy that toy and squirt a cop in the face with it and see what happens."