TOLEDO, Ohio — A heavy police presence was seen at the Tin Can on Tuesday afternoon after Toledo police received multiple reports of alleged sexual assault at the downtown bar, with the most recent instance reportedly happening May 15.

A manager at the Tin Can on Thursday said he had no comment. 

Records indicate detectives searched for a number of items that police say are of evidentiary value of to one or more alleged violation(s) of Ohio Revised Code Sections: 

  • 2907.02 (Rape)
  • 2907.03 (Sexual Battery)
  • 2907.05 (Gross sexual imposition)
  • 2907.06 (Sexual Imposition)
  • 2927.24 (Contaminating Substance for Human Consumption)
  • 2925,02 (Corrupting another with drugs)

Police confirmed that a DVR was taken from the premises on Tuesday.

Victim Statements

May 16, 2020

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On May 16, a woman told police that she had gone out for drinks with friends the night before and ended up at the Tin Can.

The woman told police that she remembered getting to the Tin Can and ordering a drink, but nothing else. 

She told police she felt as if she had been drugged and sexually assaulted and immediately sought treatment at St. Vincent Hospital where she had sexual assault and DFSA kits performed.

Facebook post

Also on May 16, a former employee of the Tin Can made a post on Facebook that was shared at least 1,000 times and received over 500 comments.

The post read in part:

"P.S.A. I do NOT work at Tin Can and will never associate myself with that establishment ever again. NO I can not hook you up with a job or an interview. Trust me you don't want one anyways. 

I am excited for everything to open again, unfortunately Tin Can should not re-open under current management. Let me explain why I did have an open case which was basically me suing them for discrimination, which after the videos of Trevor Macdonald exposing his genitals IN the bar, in a parking garage with his employees and lastly on his way to his apartment.

Written testimonials that were signed by the victims of how he grabbed this person's genitals, then did so again and was slammed on the ground. Which he then fired the person and threatened all of our jobs if we said anything. I'm sure he was embarrassed not only for being a predator but for being slammed on the ground.

Another fun fact about Trevor is he likes to come in and do his job on a rare occasion and be intoxicated and ask his male/female employees to take their shirts off and switch shirts with him. There have been countless investigations about Tin Can which I'm sure everyone is familiar with.

There have been allegations of bartenders slipping roofies into drinks and raping - yes RAPE of young drunk females from the people serving them drinks. It was so bad at one point that the handlebars that ride around blacklisted Tin Can from being a destination in fear of them being drugged.

Under Trevor's supervision we were all instructed to say nothing to anyone, to deny and to not interview with any media source. Which would make sense if we were hiding something.

One of his favorite things to do when being questioned by police or anyone in concern about anything potentially illegal was to take the security system offline and take it to his apartment where he could either manipulate or delete certain footage. 

He would turn over our footage we kept in the bar itself which is only on a seven-day cycle. Which the only way to get any original footage or anything later than a week ago is to contact the security system providers..."

The post continued to detail personal attacks allegedly orchestrated by Trevor Macdonald, the manager of Tin Can.

December 24, 2019

A woman told police that she believed she may have been involuntarily drugged while at the Tin Can.

She reportedly only had two drinks that night: one at the Bronze Boar and later a shot of Rumplemintz at Tin Can.

After the shot, about 20 minutes later, the woman said she was "obliterated." 

The woman said she didn't remember what happened, but learned later that her friend ordered an Uber to take them home.

April 4, 2019

A woman told police that she had been drugged at the Tin Can and transported to another location where she was reported to have been sexually assaulted.

She said she remembers entering the Tin Can, but nothing specific after that.

The woman told police there were two to three suspects who transported her to another location and she remembered being the passenger in a vehicle as it transported her back to her initial location.

March 11, 2019

A woman told police she was at the Tin Can on March 9 and around 1 a.m. on March 10, she went to the bathroom and passed out. She woke up to her pants being pulled down. 

She sought treatment at the hospital.

December 18, 2018

A detective filed a sexual assault report that read in part:

"On the listed date and time this unit responded to the listed location for a safety check. The caller (victim's mother) stated the victim called her and stated she was hurt by a male. Upon our arrival this unit knocked on the door with no answer. TFD was able to retrieve a key and make entry."

The victim told police she had been assaulted but gave no further details. She was transported to the hospital where she told police she had been at the Tin Can the night before and was unable to remember the events that occurred between her leaving the bar and returning home.

September 30, 2018

A male told police that his last memory before waking up naked in an abandoned bus in a field was being at the Tin Can the night prior.

No charges have been filed at this time; however, the investigation is ongoing.

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