A furniture delivery worker, 45-year-old Richard Omar Fisher, has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman after delivering a mattress from City Furniture to her home.
The alleged assault took place on June 6th 2019, when a 23-year-old woman purchased a mattress and other furniture from City Furniture for her new third-story apartment. Fisher and another worker delivered the furniture.
The victim hadn’t yet tried the mattress out in the store, so she tried it out on delivery. Fisher then asked the victim if they could both fit on the bed, and suddenly, horrifyingly, climbed on top of her.
According to reports, she emphatically denied his physical advances. Fisher proceeded to kiss and fondle her, while her young daughter cried in the room next door. When a phone service worker came to install some equipment, Fisher finally left. The woman contacted authorities, and also called City Furniture to tell them what happened.
Police obtained a warrant for Fisher’s DNA, and in August, lab tests showed evidence found on the victim was a likely match to Fisher. The victim had previously picked him out of a police lineup.
Fisher was arrested on August 31st, 2019 and charged with battery and sexual assault. He was released after posting bond.
Sexual assault is not just a crime, but a personal injury matter
With this horrific encounter, the victim’s life will likely never be the same. What the victim may be able to do is find some solace in making a personal injury claim against the City Furniture for negligent hiring practices. City Furniture likely contracts with the delivery company that employs the perpetrator, yet they and Fisher’s employer could still be held liable in civil court for not spotting Fisher as a sexual predator.
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