A man who tried to wake up a guy seemingly passed out on a couch at Royale, 279 Tremont St. got a punch in the face for his efforts, police and bar managers told the Boston Licensing Board.
Police and bar managers said that at closing time last Nov. 5, several people noticed a man and a woman on a couch, their eyes closed and appearing to be completely out of it. A Good Samaritan started to shake the man in an attempt to revive the him. But it turned out the man was not passed out, just resting with his eyes closed. Thinking somebody was attacking him, the man responded by jumping up and punching his helper/attacker.
Bar managers said it is not unusual for club goers at the end of the night to rest on the couch while waiting for their Uber.
The board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take for the police citation for "patron on patron assault and battery."