A man broke a bottle over another man's head in a Mountain View bar fight just after midnight Sunday, police said. The assailant was arrested; the victim, who was not knocked out by the blow, was taken to the hospital by a friend.
The victim, a 38-year-old Sunnyvale man, stepped in between a man and a woman who were engaged in a heated argument at about midnight, June 5, at St. Stephen's Green on Castro Street, said Mountain View police spokeswoman Liz Wylie. "The suspect ... believed (the woman) had spilled a drink on his fiance," Wylie wrote in an email.
When the victim stepped between the man and the woman, the attacker "did not argue back, but instead immediately hit the victim over the head with a glass beer bottle," Wylie wrote. "The bottle broke and caused a 3-inch laceration to the side of the victim's head."
Several witnesses confirmed the chain of events, Wylie said. Both the man who was hit and the man accused of swinging the bottle were found outside the bar -- the former in the parking lot behind St. Stephen's Green, the latter out in front.
Emergency responders treated the victim for the cut on his head, but he refused an ambulance. A friend drove him to the hospital.
Police arrested Jeyel Begazo, a 27-year-old Daly City man, and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon and booked him into the main jail.