Along with his recollections of the incident, Nolte Jr. shared a video. He noted that the woman became violent after watching him for several minutes.
According to his Facebook page, he is an underwater electronics firing control technician. The Confirmed Navy that he is a sailor assigned to training at the Groton Naval Submarine School.
Although she showed the woman her ID card, the woman discredited him and claimed that his ID card was fake, shouting: “This is what your ID card should look like”, in showing him a dependent military identity card.
This is when things got physical. “It’s disgusting,” the woman told Nolte Jr. in the TikTok video. “You dishonor the United States,” she said, shouting more curses.
Despite the harassment he faced, Nolte Jr. remained calm. “Being in uniform I have to maintain my professionalism so I just stand there and wish him a good day,” Nolte Jr. said on Facebook.
In the video, restaurant workers can be heard telling her to leave, but she doesn’t seem to care.
“Ma’am, you are in front of the camera – I will leave now before calling the police,” the off-camera worker warns. The woman then approaches and the employee can be heard saying, “Ma’am, you are not allowed to grab my phone, you are not allowed to grab her hat”.
Before Wednesday, authorities were struggling to identify the woman who committed the assault, but social media and sharing of her photo not only brought more attention to the incident, but led them to “the probable identity of the suspect “. His identity has not yet been publicly disclosed.
Social media users were not only appalled at the woman’s actions, but also that she harassed someone in uniform on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. After being posted on TikTok, the video garnered thousands of views. Police noted that other videos were also taken from surveillance cameras in the restaurant lobby, but these had not been made public due to the ongoing investigation.
In response to the incident, the owner of Central Pizza said he was shocked at what he saw. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Jason Bikakis WGN-TV. Bikakis shared that he saw the woman slap Nolte Jr. “Slap him, yes, in the face like she’s known him for a long time,” Bikakis said.
“Sean is a really good guy. He joined us right out of high school and we’re lucky to have him, ”Chief Nick Wachter of Rescue Fire Company 37, a volunteer fire department and EMS in Harrisburg, Pa. . “He enlisted in the Navy, so he’s not local anymore, but he’s still a member.
Regarding the prosecution, Berlin Police Chief Chris Ciuci said the woman was in their custody and charges are coming. “She was in a public restaurant and she created the alarm by her language and by assaulting someone,” Ciuci said. “So there are charges related to breach of public order and third degree assault that we are prosecuting.”