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UPDATE: Suspect Charged with Aggravated Assault for Violent Attack on Woman Inside Newark Chicken Shack

By rlsmetro on
Newark

Police charged a man in February with aggravated assault for the brutal attack on a woman inside an eatery in the city's Central Ward. 

Momahar Ruiz is the person police believe attacked the woman after an argument over cutting a line at the Golden Wings Fish and Chicken restaurant located at the intersection of Camden Street and South Orange Avenue in early February. 

According to police, the woman was inside the restaurant with about six other people when a male entered the restaurant.

He walked to the front of the line and ignored others already waiting. 

A police report filed by Newark Police reported that the suspect walked behind the woman during the encounter, grabbed her hair, and placed her in a 'full nelson,' strangling the victim.  Aggravated assault

Police say he then slammed her onto the floor while others watched in horror but did not assist. 

Workers inside the eatery were reportedly in the back frying chicken and apparently did not witness the attack.

While bashing the near life out of the victim, the suspect reportedly shouted, "This is my F-ing Hood." He then slammed the woman to the floor -again- as she struggled to safety. 

Police say the victim covered her face and head during the assault but still suffered non-life-threatening bruises. 

The victim lost some sight in one of her eyes. 

The incident remains under investigation.