Owner of Acapulco Joe’s improving after attack by customer

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UPDATE: 

Maurice Dunlap pleaded guilty to aggravated battery, theft and attempted fraud on Aug. 15, 2018. He was sentenced to 20 years, 10 in the Department of Corrections, five in Community Corrections and five suspended.

ORIGINAL STORY: 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The owner of a downtown Indianapolis restaurant who was critically injured in a violent attack by a customer last week is slowly improving.

The attack happened last Tuesday at Acapulco Joe’s. Police say Maurice Dunlap was on a blind date, and he tried to leave without paying after his card was declined. The credit card turned out to be stolen, according to police.

Owner Grant Redmond tried to stop Dunlap from “dining and dashing,” and that’s when he was attacked. Employees say Dunlap hit Redmond so hard he knocked him unconscious.

Redmond underwent emergency brain surgery and spent several days in critical condition in the ICU.

According to Redmond’s family, he was just moved out of the ICU into a regular hospital room, and he is slowly improving every day.

Dunlap made his first appearance in court last Friday. He is charged with two counts of aggravated battery – theft and attempted fraud.

Maurice Dunlap

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