So a guy walks into a bar, orders a beer, gets in the faces of some other patrons and then punches one in the face.
And then, a manager at Tavern on the Square on Beverly Street reports, he runs away.
The bar had to answer for the Dec. 20 incident at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today.
According to police and the bar manager, the guy entered the bar around 11 p.m., paid for one beer in cash, drank it, then tried to insert himself into a group of two women and one man, who did not appear to appreciate his company. But rather than go back to the bar, he punched the man in the face.
Pretty much the bar's entire staff dropped what they were doing and got the guy out of the bar, the manager said. The guy then fled; bar staffers did not chase after him for fear of making the situation worse, the manager said.
The board decides Thursday whether the bar could have done anything to prevent the incident and, if so, whether it merits any sort of punishment.