Security guard spat upon

DETROIT — A Detroit business owner faces misdemeanor assault and battery after a security guard at the city’s popular Eastern Market says he was spat upon.

The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says 50-year-old Robert Stanzler is named in a not-in-custody warrant. Stanzler of Ferndale has not yet been arraigned.

The spitting incident occurred Tuesday morning over a parking issue during an event at the open air market. The security guard turned over a cellphone recording of the incident to police.

Stanzler was taken into custody at the scene and later released.

The Detroit Free Press reports that Stanzler owns a retail business in the Eastern Market.

The Associated Press was unable Sunday to find a home telephone number for Stanzler. Court records did not list a defense attorney.