Attacker breaks bottle over man's head

Bar fight assailant arrested, victim suffers large cut at St. Stephen's Green

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.


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Posted by Dr. Rock
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Jun 6, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Is the city council concerned at all over all the violence at so many of these local alcohol dispensaries?!
So much alcohol related violence on an on going basis, day in and day out, yet it seems to be tolerated very well by people compared to other substances which cause less social ills. Funny. Not rational, but funny.

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Posted by jupiterk
a resident of Gemello
on Jun 6, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Attacking with a bottle over a spilled drink? Wow,he needs to go to prison for a long time. He would probably get away with if if he is a rich white guy, I guarantee it. That's how MVPD operates, now. They are just following the standards of Palo Alto Police Department which has no standards and no ethics.

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Posted by Bartender
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 6, 2011 at 4:44 pm

@jupiterk: What are you talking about? MVPD arrested him. After that it's in the district attorney's hands.

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Posted by Thom
a resident of Jackson Park
on Jun 6, 2011 at 4:55 pm

While this is something disturbing, it is hardly a race issue. It is only about a man stepping in between 2 people and getting hit with a beer bottle. Again, things like this happen and it is not the police departments fault. I'm starting to think some of you never get out of your homes. And then to try and somehow equate this to medical marijuana...yes you were subtle but we all know where you were headed. It is a random act of stupidity.

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Posted by ROGER
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 6, 2011 at 5:35 pm


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Posted by NeHi
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 6, 2011 at 6:52 pm

"The suspect ... believed (the woman) had spilled a drink on his fiance,". Hmm, the suspect is a man and we have the woman and his fiance and the victim was a man. Perhaps if we had more of the story we could comment.

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Posted by steve
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:43 pm

@jupiterk: You are a racist

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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 6, 2011 at 11:13 pm

USA is a registered user.

It seems like most of the trouble makers on Castro are from outside the area. What draws these people from Daily City, Oakland, and EPA to Mountain View?

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Posted by Larry
a resident of Whisman Station
on Jun 7, 2011 at 8:36 am


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Posted by theknow
a resident of another community
on Jun 7, 2011 at 8:37 am

What draws these criminals from other areas? Ask the bar owners where they focus their marketing and advertising efforts. Therein lies your answer. One focuses much of its efforts in Salinas. Others focus their efforts in Oakland and EPA. Can't stop it, but that is why it is happening.

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