Miroslaw Witkowski, a Polish singer in the Cincinnati Opera, was convicted last week for assaulting the owner of a restaurant on the 4th of July. Judge Ted Berry sentenced Witkowski to 30 days in prison and one year of probation. “This isn’t how we behave in a civilized society,” Berry said. “You’re lucky you didn’t kill this man.”
Prior to assaulting restaurateur Dan Dell, Witkowski had been creeping out two women in front of the restaurant. “He said he didn’t really like Opera parties but he needed to find a rich American to give him a million dollars so he can buy a big house with a pool for having sex with lots of girls,” The Cincinnati Beacon reports. Witkowski then followed the women inside.
The Cincinnati Beacon reports that Witkowski became belligerent when Dell (pictured after the attack to the right) escorted him out of the bar due to complaints by patrons, the two women he had spoken to outside, and other strange behavior. When Dell started walking back into the Buddakhan restaurant, Witkoswki struck him from behind, knocking him unconscious, and then allegedly kicked him ten times or more in the head and chest.
“This could’ve ended up as a homicide if those two young ladies hadn’t ran after you,” Judge Berry added. “I’m being very kind to you. I don’t want you to lose your job because you owe this man for these medical expenses.”
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