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Police investigating assault on Navy sailor from Harrisburg shown in viral TikTok

The TikTok video shows a woman repeatedly call the sailor a "disgrace" before slapping him in the face.
Credit: Berlin Police Department

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Update, 10:45 a.m. (Sept. 15): Berlin, Connecticut Police say they have received numerous tips regarding the woman's identity after the video went viral on social media. The tips lead to a "probable" positive identification, the department said.

"The investigation is ongoing and when probable cause is developed we will apply for an arrest warrant," the department said in a press statement.


Police in Berlin, Connecticut are searching for a woman after she reportedly assaulted a Navy sailor at a pizza shop on Sept 11.

The video shows a woman repeatedly calling the sailor, Sean Nolte Jr., of Harrisburg, a disgrace, claiming that his uniform wasn't real.

The video then shows the woman call Nolte various profanities before taking his hat off, throwing it on the ground, then slapping him in the face.

In a post on his Facebook page, Nolte says that he and his friend were going to get pizza when another customer claimed that her husband was in the Army and that Nolte was "a fake." Nolte says he showed her his military ID, after which she showed him her dependent military ID, saying that that was what his ID was supposed to look like.

The Berlin Police Department put out a press release on Sept. 14 asking for any information about the incident and for the public's help identifying the woman.

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