Businessman Charged with Assault and Battery in
Eastern Market Spitting Incident

Today Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Robert Stanzler, 50, (DOB: 10/17/1967), of Ferndale, in connection with an assault on Ibrahim Faison, 29, of Detroit, who was working as a security guard at a business event in Eastern Market.

On July 17, 2018 at approximately 9:36 a.m., Detroit police officers were dispatched for a disturbance at a location in the 3400 block of Russell Street in Eastern Market. Upon arrival, the officers spoke with the victim. It is alleged that the defendant was upset about parking by others on his property when he made an obscene gesture and spat in Faison's face. The victim provided cell phone video of the incident to the police. The defendant was arrested at the scene, but was later released from custody the same day.

Stanzler has been charged with misdemeanor Assault and Battery*. He was arraigned at 10:30 this morning before 36th District Court Magistrate Millicent Sherman. A pre-trial is scheduled for August 2, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. before Judge E. Lynise Bryant in 36th District Court. The defendant received a $5,000 conditional bond.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.