After spilling his drink at a University District bar, a man allegedly shattered a drink glass against the side of another man's head for refusing to replenish his beverage, leaving the victim with 52 stitches to his ear and scalp, according to the filed police report.
On May 8 at approximately 12:30 a.m., a man was waiting in line for a drink when the patron in front of him turned away from the bar suddenly. The two bumped into each other, causing the patron to spill his drink. The report states that he blamed the victim. The suspect allegedly demanded that the victim buy him a new drink. The victim declined, saying the accident wasn't his fault. "Over the next ten minutes the suspect followed him around and confronted him him a couple more times demanding that [the victim] buy him a new drink," according to the report.
Without warning, the suspect allegedly struck the victim in the left side of his head with his drink glass, which shattered, shredding the victim's ear and scalp and causing him to bleed profusely. The suspect then allegedly threw what was left of the glass at the victim but missed and broke a bar window instead.
The suspect fled the scene in a car, according to the report, but not before one witness recorded the vehicle's license plate. The victim required surgery to repair a ruptured artery behind his ear, along with 52 stitches to piece back together his ear and scalp.