Imagine this. You’re out for dinner with one of your best friends, but when you nip to the toilet, he decides to slip a vial of date rape drug into your drink.
Pretty horrifying, isn’t it? But that’s what three ladies saw at a fancy restaurant in Santa Monica, California. Sonia Ulrich was out for dinner with her two pals, Monica Kenyon and Marla Saltzer, when Monica spotted the man producing a small black vial and depositing into the drink of the girl he was with:
“He pulled her glass toward him, kind of awkwardly, then he took out a little black vial. He opened it up and dropped something in. Then he tried to play it cool,”
The women recalled in a Facebook post, that has since gone viral, that they first panicked and then quickly went to find the girl in the toilets:
“After a few “Oh god. What do we do”s, I got up to find her in the bathroom to tell her. Warn her. Tell her to get up and leave this creep. Make him drink it. Something.
So, after feeling awkward hanging out by the sinks in the bathroom til she was done, I approached. “Hey! Um, this is kind of weird, but, uh, we saw the guy you were with put something in your drink.”
The women were further shocked to find out that the couple weren’t on a date, but instead “best friends” who had known each other for a year and a half and worked together. The poor woman then had to sit with him for a further 40 minutes, where he repeatedly “chinked his glass to hers” in an attempt to make her drink, before the police arrived at the restaurant.
After reviewing the CCTV, the police found proof of 25-year-old Michael Hsu drugging the woman, but as Monica, Sonia and Marla pointed out, that wasn’t the end:
From every table In our section, from through out the restaurant, people came by to thank us for taking action.
“It happened to my sister…I’m glad I was there to take her home.”
“It happened to my roommate at a producer’s party. He’s still messed up from it.”
“It happened to me. At a backyard barbecue.”
“It happened to me. At a bar I worked at.”
“Some Heroes don’t wear capes. Thank you. It happened to me. Thank you.”
You can read the full post here (be warned it does have a few incidences of bad language), and keep it as a reminder to be careful with your drinks whenever you go out: