Stacy Dean Stephens, Knightscope's vice president of marketing and sales, told me that the robot took it all in its stride.
"The robot did exactly as it was suppose to do -- the 'assault' was detected and immediately reported. The alarms on the robot sounded, the suspect attempted to flee the scene and was detained by one of my colleagues and me until the Mountain View Police arrived," he told me.
The robot only suffered scratches. "The robot has recuperated from his injuries and is back on patrol keeping our office and employees safe again," Stephens told me. It's unclear, however, whether it bears any emotional scars.
What's clear is that Sylvain is in trouble. Police say that "the employee of the business requested a private person's arrest for Sylvain for prowling." He was also charged with being drunk in public. Police weren't able to say whether Sylvain had legal representation, and CNET's attempts to contact him were unsuccessful.
Stephens, however, told me: "He claimed to be an engineer that wanted to 'test' the security robots. I guess he now has his answer."