Every once in a while, some pretty strange behavior goes down at restaurants. Over the last several months, we've seen servers get racist on Twitter, crack jokes about a patron's penis size, and torment police officers with extra spicy chicken wings. But an incident in Murfreesboro, Tennessee earlier this week may have broken new, strange ground.
After dining with her husband at a hibachi restaurant called Wasabi on Monday, Isabelle Lassiter called the police, claiming she'd been sexually assaulted in the dining room. When an officer arrived at the scene, he learned that Lassiter hadn't been attacked physically, but rather felt violated by a toy that was used during their meal.
Essentially, the figurine squirts water out of a hole when you pull down its pants, appearing to relieve himself. The restaurant's hibachi chefs—infamous for putting on a theatrical show while cooking customers' dinner—use the gag as part of their act. While the stream is typically aimed at the grill, making flames erupt from a volcano of stacked onions, one chef pointed the toy at Lassiter. That's when all hell broke loose.
“It peed on me, basically. Out of its wee-wee area,” she told News Channel 5. “He really didn’t have a wiener, but you got the point.” Indeed, an official incident report stated that the toy had "no penis and just a hole for the water to shoot out." (We literally couldn't make this stuff up if we tried.)
Still, Lassiter's husband wasn't pleased that the toy was used in front of his children and grandchildren.
"It was a sexual style assault on my wife," he said. "Just because somebody may cut off that little piece of plastic to say, 'OK, it's not there anymore,' doesn't change the fact that you're getting peed on."
[via News Channel 5]