Pensacola, Florida (WKRGMore) — Pensacola attorneys now represent three victims who were later hospitalized. Meals drugged at Nikko’s Japanese Steakhouse in Pace.
Jordan, Brandon Gray, and Matthew Gilley sat at a hibachi table with strangers at Nikko’s Japanese steakhouse in Pace. After they left, they said they experienced sleepless nights and became paranoid.
After going to the hospital, their medical records showed a positive test for methamphetamine.
“I lost a lot of weight because I didn’t want to eat anymore,” Gilley said of how she felt after the meal. “I didn’t drink water for days because I didn’t want to feel like I did that night.”
Jordan Gray said, “It was terrifying, to be honest.” “Even after that, I don’t stay up 24 hours a day and go to sleep. It took me days to get a full night’s sleep. I still have nightmares.”
They are considering litigation, so they hired personal injury attorney Aaron Watson.
“Not all seven know each other,” said attorney Aaron Watson. “The other four people involved sat at the same table at the same chef in the same restaurant and got the same drug test results. So my job as a trial attorney is to find the correlation between the two. I don’t want to criticize you now, but I should say that it’s disturbing to me that all this happened at that restaurant, at that date, at that table.”
The restaurant had been closed since Saturday, but reopened on Tuesday. A staff member of the company said on social media:
“With our prayers, to our regulars and to the PACE community in which we work and call home, we are extremely disappointed with what happened on Friday. Consistently providing good food and a fun environment to everyone who walks through our doors.It breaks my heart to think that something has harmed people on our premises.We are a family owned company. Serving the Pace family, we assure you that this is an individual incident and does not reflect our services as a whole.From the moment we were made aware of this incident, we were at the door. and fully cooperated with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Health, and every inspector who combed through the restaurant and found no violations and full compliance. We will continue to work with the authorities to understand why this happened and how to prevent it from happening again. By enjoying your meal, we will prove that Nikko’s has been loved for many years, and restore trust.Thank you for your cooperation! We look forward to seeing you again.”
Questions still remain about how the drug got into the food. The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation is still ongoing.
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