Detroit business owner to be sentenced for spitting in man's face

(WXYZ) - A Detroit businessman will be sentenced Thursday morning for spitting in a man's face.

Robert Stanzler, 50, owner of Detroit Mercantile Co., pleaded no contest to charges of misdemeanor assault and battery for the incident that occurred on July 17.

According to a release, Ibrahim Faison, 29, was working as a security guard at a business event in Detroit's Eastern Market at the time of the incident. 

It is alleged that Stanzler, 50, was upset about attendees of the event Faison was working security for parking on his property. That's when he made an obscene gesture and spat in Faison's face. The victim captured video of the incident and shared it to Facebook. 

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