Man viciously beat two women at an IHOP, causing ‘permanent disfigurement’ in one of the victims, cops say

Austen Erblat, South Florida Sun Sentinel

Police are looking for a man after he brutally attacked two women at a Royal Palm Beach IHOP earlier this month.

The man, who authorities have identified but not publicly named, is wanted on charges of aggravated battery. One of the victims has a “permanent disfigurement” as a result of her injuries, according to Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Teri Barbera.

The attack occurred around 1:45 am. on Nov. 3 at the IHOP at 516 North State Road 7 in Royal Palm Beach, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office Sunday. The suspect is seen in security camera footage wearing an orange hoodie and was reported to have fled in a white Mazda four-door.

No other information was immediately available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

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Austen Erblat can be reached at, 954-599-8709 or on Twitter @AustenErblat.


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