A North Naples man is accused of inappropriately touching a fellow bar patron, then choking and stealing a phone from a woman who intervened.
The first victim said she was at Bokamper’s restaurant at 8990 Fontana Del Sol Way late Wednesday when a man approached her from behind, reached around her and touched her inappropriately. The woman’s friend told deputies she told the man, later identified as Hicham Mikasser, 39, to stop and reported him to the bar staff.
As the women were leaving the bar, the second woman couldn’t find her phone and began to look for it. Mikasser approached her and she asked if he took her phone, since he appeared to have a bulge in his front pocket.
Mikasser then grabbed her throat and squeezed it while shoving her backward, according to an arrest report. He then took her phone out of his pocket and threw it at her.
The woman went inside, where she called 911. Mikasser told deputies he did nothing wrong and “would never touch a female,” reports said.
Mikasser, of the 600 block of 108th Avenue North, faces misdemeanor charges of battery and disorderly intoxication. He also faces a felony charge of possession of a hydrocodone pill.