An exchange of words over a drink spilled on the DJ's equipment at Porter Belly's, 338 Washington St., last month ended up as an all out assault on the DJ, who had to be taken to nearby St. Elizabeth's for treatment, a Boston Police sergeant and a pub manager said today.
Testifying at the Boston Licensing board, the sergeant and manager said a patron spilled a drink on the DJ's equipment around 12:50 a.m. on Feb. 20. The DJ told the guy to be more careful, that led to more words, the guy and three pals began cursing and threatening him and then they jumped him, knocking him to the ground, where they kicked him and smacked him in the back of the head with a hard object before the manager and a barback managed to pull them off.
The manager said that as he and his staff tended to the DJ, the four men fled out the door. Police said they had little to go on in terms of identification - the DJ could say only that they were white, that one was fat and that one was skinny. The manager said they were not regulars.
The licensing board decides Thursday if the bar could have done anything to prevent the attack and, if so, what punishment, if any, to levy.