A man entered an Elmwood Avenue restaurant Friday afternoon and spit on a counter employee, police said.
The man approached the employee behind the counter of Calios at 1122 Elmwood about 4:30 p.m., police said.
"You're the guy on the phone," the man said, and then spit on the employee, police reported.
The man then put up his fists and said, "Let's do this. I'm going to take you down."
The employee grabbed a pizza spatula to defend himself, police said, and the man fled.
Three minutes later, a suspect was picked up at Hoyt Street and Bird Avenue and returned to the restaurant, where he was positively identified, police said.
Tolani A. Basorun, who listed his address as Buffalo State College Tower 2, was charged with harassment and criminal trespass.