Police say a man who accidentally spilled beer on fellow concertgoers at the House of Blues on March 30 wound up getting in an argument that ended with him about to punch a woman, only to stop when she asked "You're going to hit a girl?" a BPD detective told the Boston Licensing Board this morning.
The man walked away. But, Lt. Det. Stephen Meade continued, he wasn't letting it go: He returned a few minutes later with another beer, which he intentionally dumped on the woman's head - and then he punched her twice in the face.
Meade said the man now faces a charge of assault and battery in Roxbury Municipal Court.
Meade said the man, held by House of Blue security, admitted intentionally pouring the beer on the woman the second time, but denied punching her - he said he actually got between the woman and another woman to keep them from fighting. The woman's story, however, was confirmed by several other people on the floor of the large music hall, he continued.
The woman initially declined medical attention, but later went to South Shore Hospital, where she was treated for a concussion and a contusion, Meade said.
The board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take.