Berlin police arrest woman accused of assaulting Navy sailor at a pizza restaurant

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BERLIN, Conn. (WTNH) – A Southington woman has been arrested after being accused of assaulting a Navy sailor at a pizza restaurant, according to Berlin police.

Police said 45-year-old Lori Desjardins turned herself in at police headquarters on Thursday. she was served with an active arrest warrant related to assault.

This comes after a video went viral of Desjardins allegedly assaulting a Navy sailor at a pizza restaurant in Berlin. She questioned the fatigues the sailor was wearing and is even seen hitting him in the face.

Sean Nolte Jr. identified himself to News 8 as the person who was assaulted in the pizzeria. News 8 learned he is a student at the submarine school on the Naval SUBASE in Groton.

Desjardins worked for CVS Health and following her arrest, a spokesperson for the company released a statement saying, “This individual is no longer employed by the company.”

Desjardins was released on a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on September 23.  

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