DAVIE, Fla. – Detectives are searching for the man who recently attacked a 25-year-old decorated military war veteran who has been adapting to life as a civilian since 2016.
The attacker hit the U.S. Marine from behind after he opened a door for his 23-year-old date at a restaurant, according to the Davie Police Department. Detectives believe the attacker likely hit him from behind with an object.
The veteran and the woman were on a date at the Quarterdeck, a restaurant at 3155 S. University Dr. His date told police officers the attacker was part of a group of men who were being rowdy at the restaurant, and he ran away after knocking him out.
The veteran's relative told police officers he underwent surgery after the April 24 attack because he needed four screws to shut his jaw for six weeks, according to the incident report. Aside from undergoing surgery for a fractured jaw, he could also need hearing aids.
Officers questioned two men -- identified in the incident report as Christian Agostos and Daniel Dadonna -- who deputies believe were in the same table with the assailant. They are not facing charges in the attack.
Detectives need help identifying the assailant, so they released surveillance video and they are asking for anyone with information about him to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477. There is a $3,000 reward.