An Irishman who took offense to a German woman being in the Tam on St. Patrick's Day head butted her in the nose, sending her to the hospital and the bar to the Boston Licensing Board.
At a hearing this morning, Boston Police Sgt. Adam Mazzola said a man with "an Irish accent" became "very hostile" when he learned a woman next to him held a German passport, to the point of ramming her nose with his head, causing a laceration and possibly breaking her nose.
A bar worker escorted the Germanophobe out of the crowded establishment. The woman and her companion, he said, went to nearby Tufts Medical Center for treatment.
Mazzola cited the bar for failing to call police. A bar manager told the board she would have, except that somebody told her the victim was in the ladies' room and she planned to talk to her first, but then it turned out the woman had managed to leave for the hospital by herself.
"I didn't call police because nobody was there anymore," she said, adding that at that point she didn't know the woman had been hurt and that she definitely would have called had she known that.
The board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take.