Cape Cod man charged with assault after woman celebrating her birthday hit in face with beer bottle

A Hyannis man allegedly harrassed a couple with a laser pointer and then threw a beer bottle that hit a woman in the face, sending her to the hospital just after she celebrated her 24th birthday, according to Barnstable Police.

Robert J. Lamie, 30, is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Barnstable District Court on charges of aggravated assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, police said.

Witnesses told officers that Lamie was standing on a second floor deck of the building he lives in on Main Street in Hyannis at about 1 a.m. Sunday, when he began to shine a laser pointer into the eyes of a 24-year-old woman and her 27-year-old boyfriend who had been out celebrating her birthday. When asked to stop, Lamie allegedly became angry, shouted profanity and threats at the couple, and threw a bottle that hit the woman just above her right eye. She suffered a serious laceration and was hospitalized, police said.

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Lamie denied any involvement. He was ordered held on $500 bail pending an arraignment.

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