NORMAN — In a three-minute call to 911, a Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe employee described the early Friday incident that has Oklahoma freshman football player Joe Mixon under investigation for alleged assault.
“Some girl just got clocked in the face,” the caller said after giving the location and address for the sandwich shop.
Mixon claims through his attorney that he acted in self-defense.
The unidentified caller first says the woman who was hit — identified elsewhere as 20-year-old Amelia Rae Molitor — had “stormed off” after the incident before saying she was still in the restaurant.
“She’s in the bathroom but I’m standing right here,” the caller said.
The caller doesn’t identify a possible assailant during the call, which came in around 2:30 a.m. Friday morning and was released to The Oklahoman Tuesday morning by Norman Police.
“I did not see the guy myself,” the caller said. “I was in the back when it happened. A few people did see what happened that are still here.”
The restaurant stays open until 3 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 a.m. the rest of the week.
Norman Police issued a news release Monday afternoon confirming Mixon was an “involved party” in the investigation.
No one has yet been charged in the incident.
His attorney, Kevin Finlay, had previously confirmed that Mixon, 18, was under investigation for possible assault.
Mixon met with investigators Monday and Finlay released a statement afterward saying Mixon was being “forthcoming and cooperative” with the ongoing investigation.
The caller said Molitor was bleeding “pretty bad” from the mouth and that he thought she was intoxicated.
Molitor told The Oklahoman on Friday that Mixon punched her in the face, breaking four bones.
Her attorney, M. Eileen Echols, released a statement to KOCO-TV on Monday.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with our client and her parents today, as she is scheduled for surgery as a result of the vicious assault she suffered. Because of the severity of her injuries, the immediate concern is for her health,” the statement read.
Echols did not return calls from The Oklahoman.
In his statement, Finlay said Mixon had done nothing wrong.
Mixon “was subjected to both verbal and physical attacks from a very intoxicated and troubled young woman. As a result of these physical attacks, Joe instinctually defended himself against further harm,” the statement read.
Oklahoma’s players report for preseason practice Wednesday and practice begins Thursday.
An OU spokesman said earlier this week that the incident was under internal review.
Mixon was the Sooners’ highest-profile signee in February after the five-star recruit committed shortly after OU’s Sugar Bowl win over Alabama.
The freshman from Freedom High School in Oakley, Calif., has been expected to compete for immediate playing time after OU lost running backs Brennan Clay, Roy Finch and Damien Williams after last season.
The Oklahoman’s Andrew Knittle contributed to this report.