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The bouncer thought he'd been punched and ran after his attacker; then he noticed the blood

UPDATE: Hearing continued to April 5.

Two men trying to sneak their drinks out of Savvor on Lincoln Street at closing time on Jan. 16 didn't count on an off-dury security person hanging out at the employee door they tried to use. When he told them to leave the drinks inside, one held him while the other stabbed him repeatedly, a BPD sergeant and the bouncer told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing this morning.

The board could vote Thursday on whether the bar was responsible for the incident, which put the man in the hospital for a week for wounds that included punctures to his heart and diaphragm. No bar managers or owners attended a hearing on the incident this morning.

The security man told the board he was off that night but stopped by just to see how his crew was doing. He said he was just outside an employee exit when he noticed the door open and two patrons trying to exit with their drinks. He said he wanted to keep the bar from getting in any trouble - it's against the law for bar patrons to leave with their drinks - and told them to put them down and they could get them again when they came back in. They seemed OK with that but then, he said, one of the guys, just in front of him, said "I'm not going anywhere without my drink," turned and attacked him, hitting him in the chest - while his pal grabbed the man's arm and held it behind his back. The security chief continued that he managed to get out of the hold, then the two guys ran and he chased after them.

"I thought I'd been punched," he said. Then he saw he was gushing blood. "That's when I noticed I'd been stabbed a few times," he said.

A co-worker, manning a patron exit nearby noticed what was happening and rushed over, got a car and rushed him to Mass. General, he said, adding he didn't want to wait for an ambulance. "There was just too much blood."

Although somebody from the bar did call 911, by the time police arrived, they found nobody there - although they did find a bloody silver knife at the scene. The attackers remain at large.

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what these places are supposed to do. if they let people out with drinks, they're at fault. when they get stabbed trying to keep people's drinks inside, they're at fault.

idk, maybe let people drink on the sidewalk.

is this hearing largely in part because the bouncer dude was technically off duty? does that impact it? like, if he had been on the clock and gotten stabbed trying to enforce the rules that they need to enforce to stay open, is the bar still potentially at fault?

they have no suspects in custody, nor any names of suspects so obviously theres no way to determine if the bad guys were over served (that i can think of).

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they have no suspects in custody, nor any names of suspects so obviously theres no way to determine if the bad guys were over served (that i can think of).

And this is why they're wasting time and money having a phoney-baloney hearing - so they can figure out some way to blame the bar.

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The state board is opposed to any establishment selling drinks except for huge corporations like Fenway, Logan, etc. It's hard to say if this hostility dates back to the Commonwealth's Puritan roots or just general anti-Boston hostility by Beacon Hill. Regardless, they'll use each and every opportunity to make life miserable for restaurants.

I hope this clears things up for you.

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The board could vote Thursday on whether the bar was responsible for the incident,

A man gets stabbed for trying to prevent a customer leaving with a drink through an employee entrance. Yet the city needs to figure out if the bar is at fault? Maybe if the city didn't have such idiotic rules this would not have happened.

Whats most likely going to happen is the bar will be fined because they stupidly did not have representation at $500 an hour.

This city needs to grow the hell up. You can go to other parts of this country and leave a bar with a drink. There are no riots in the street.

Go to London or pretty much any European city and you can take your drink outside when smoking. Civilization has not ended.

Here in our "world class" city, the powers that be want us all at home in bed by 12:30AM when the subway stops running again.

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Answer:

Life long townie residents get elected.

We need new, outside blood to take Boston to the next level.

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Being a bouncer is dangerous. Has always been and still is. After all, you never know what the hell you're going to encounter, magnified by the alcohol and whatever other substance patrons are simultaneously ingesting with it. Add knives and guns, and ....WOW.

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At least to cite the business for not having an employee at the door preventing patrons from exiting with drinks?

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the exit in question was an employee exit

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Whether he was on the clock or not.

He did his job. He got stabbed for doing his job.

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The bar I worked at had a 99 person capacity and 4 exits. Should we have to have 4 doormen on the payroll every night?

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No descriptions? A real who done it...

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No one from the bar was at the hearing? They should have been there saying, "This guy was trying to protect our bar from getting fined and he wasn't even on duty. He's a hero and we're paying all his medical bills and giving him money to live until he can come back to work." Instead, nothing.

The city should fine the bar and give the money to this security guy so he can pay his bills and get a job at someplace that gives a shit about the people who work for them.

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that the two men, and only the two men, who held and stabbed the security guy are the ones actually responsible for this incident. It's time we hold INDIVIDUALS responsible for their actions instead of always going after the deeper pockets.

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