A married couple who got off a party bus to enjoy the House of Blues one January night wound up getting the venue hauled before the Boston Licensing Board today because after they became separated, he began rummaging through a women's room - slamming a stall door into another woman's head when he kicked it open in his search for his wife.
The licensing board could decide Thursday whether the music hall could have prevented the incident and if so, if any penalties are warranted.
Police and music-hall managers said the incident began around 9 p.m. on Jan. 8 after the two got split up in the crowd of roughly 700 and he began looking for her to get back on the party bus. Rather than ask staffers for help, he stomped into a women's room to search for her, they said. Then, they said, he kicked all the stall doors open - slamming one of them into the head of a woman who was about to exit the stall.
Turns out his wife was in the restroom - police and managers did not say if she was in one of the other stalls or by a sink. The woman who was hit exited as well and found a manager, who began to take her information.
She spotted the guy and asked if the manager said he would call police. He said his primary task at the moment was to get the guy out of the House of Blues; the women followed them and called 911, then continued to follow the man down the street, to Van Ness and Ipswich streets, where police found both of them, and the man's wife.
The woman who was hit declined medical attention.