UPDATED--Arrest made in ClaZel injury case

Josh Baker
Josh Baker
Update: Arrest Made in Assault Investigation From Cla-Zel Bar
Report by Justin Michaels - email

BOWLING GREEN (WTOL) - Less than 24 hours after we told you about a BG woman being hit by a shot glass at the Cla-Zel theatre, her alleged attacker is behind bars.

28-year-old Josh Baker of Bowling Green is behind bars and charged with one count of felonious assault for throwing a double shot glass at grad student Carmen Oemig.

Oemig has had to endure one facial reconstructive surgery and may need to undergo another because of the attack.

Baker now faces more than a year in jail and a fine, if convicted.

"He was aware from the news media reports that he was going to be looked at as a suspect and was hiding out. However, when we did find him, we called his cell phone and he came to us at his residence," said BG police Lt. Tony Hetrick.

Oemig said, "To have an answer overnight is really overwhelming. I don't know if I've ever cried tears of relief, but I did when I got that phone call. I'm just so grateful."

Reported by Justin Michaels email | bio
Posted by Kate Oatis email

BOWLING GREEN (WTOL) - A fight in early February has left a Bowling Green student needing reconstructive surgery. Now, police want your help finding the perpetrator.

It was 1:40 a.m. on Feb. 1 at the Clazel Theatre when two men got in a fight in the lobby. BGSU grad student Carmen Oemig was standing across the room, unaware of the fight until she was hit by a double shot glass.

The impact shattered her nose and face and broke three teeth. Oemig has gone through one facial reconstructive surgery and needs another.

"I'm going through surgeries and paying bills to the end of time," she said.

Oemig also lost her sense of smell and taste and is plagued by migraine headaches, something she never experienced until now.

"I couldn't have known the extent of the damage that night. I knew that I was in pain, that I had been struck, that blood was pouring out of me but I didn't know I would need multiple reconstructive operations," Oemig said.

To make matters worse, the video is all BG police have to go on. There are no leads, but police hope this story and the video might bring someone forward to identify the man.

But until then, Oemig waits in pain.

"I'm wearing something that's his. I'm wearing his anger. That's what keeps going through my head, that this belongs to him," Oemig said.