Bar patron charged with wounding bouncer with broken bottle
Published 1:30 pm, Tuesday, September 30, 2014
A 30-year-old Bridgeport man has been charged with stabbing a bar bouncer in the face with a broken bottle early Monday morning.
Daniel Silva, of Dewey Street in Bridgeport, was charged with first-degree assault and interfering with an officer in connection with the 1 a.m. incident at Bill's Crossroads bar, 25 Tunxis Hill Road.
Police were called to the scene when a neighbor across the street called to report that she heard the sound of breaking glass outside and then saw a man running away.
Officers arriving at the bar said they found the bar's bouncer, a 57-year-old Fairfield man, bleeding heavily from the face.
Silva was running through backyards and jumping fences to evade police, but apparently passed out in a backyard, where police found him, according to the report. He was identified by the victim and both were taken to the hospital.
Police said the bouncer suffered a deep wound to his face that would require plastic surgery.
Silva had been at the bar drinking beer and shots of Sambuca with friends since about 9 p.m., according to the report. His friends left, but Silva remained at the bar, police said, and was being escorted out of the bar around closing time when the attack took place.
At Bridgeport Hospital, police said, Silva at first gave officers a fake name.
He was charged after being released from the hospital around 5 p.m. Monday, and held on a $100,000 bond. Silva was scheduled to be arraigned the next day in Bridgeport Superior Court.