FREMONT (KPIX 5) — Police in Fremont on Tuesday released new surveillance photos of a food service delivery driver who attacked a customer at a local Denny’s restaurant.
The suspect identified himself as a DoorDash driver during the weekend incident. Tuesday morning, Fremont police said DoorDash told investigators the unidentified suspect was not a driver for the company. Later Tuesday, DoorDash contacted police to say the description of the suspect appears to fit one of their drivers.READ MORE: Heroic Rescue By Surfer After Vehicle Plunges Over Santa Cruz Cliff
Authorities in Fremont hope the surveillance images they released will help them catch the man responsible for the bloody fight early Sunday morning. The other man involved, Fred Ibonie, suffered serious injuries.
“The minute he, like, just got there, the guy smashed his face in. I mean … ugh,” said his mother, Paula Ibonie.
She said her son was waiting to pick up an order at the restaurant when a man came in identifying himself as a DoorDash delivery person picking up food. Fred Ibonie said the alleged delivery person became combative with a Dennys worker and he stepped in.READ MORE: 2 Charged In Hate Crime Spree Targeting Asian Women Across Bay Area
“He was just trying to help. And I mean, apparently, we can’t do that,” said his mother.
He ended up with almost all of his teeth knocked out and $25,000 in medical bills. The Ibonie family has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for it. His mom is hoping the newly-released photos will help catch the culprit.
“There’s a lunatic out there and he goes in and intimidates staff. They give him food to make him go away. Hello?!” exclaimed Paula Ibonie.MORE NEWS: Formerly Incarcerated Chefs Launch 'Soul on a Roll' Food Truck in West Oakland
Anyone with information on the suspect seen in the photos is asked to contact Fremont police to aid in the investigation.