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.