The 32-year-old suspect is accused of assaulting a 65-year-old man at Dirty Martini, a bar located at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue in Palm Beach Gardens.
According to law enforcement, the suspect got into a verbal dispute with the victim. The verbal dispute quickly turned physical and allegedly culminated in the suspect punching the victim.
Palm Beach Gardens police were soon notified of the altercation. When police officers got to the scene, they saw the victim lying on the dance floor of the bar. He was unconscious and bleeding.
The victim was treated at the scene and then transported to Palm Beach Gardens Hospital.
Meanwhile, the police officers who were dispatched to the scene investigated and spoke with witnesses at the bar. The witnesses reportedly identified the suspect as the individual who had committed the assault.
Police then spoke with the suspect, who reportedly lists “military” as his current occupation. According to officials, the suspect admitted to investigators that he had hit the victim because the victim said something offensive.
The suspect was placed under arrest without incident. He has been charged with battery.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail in West Palm Beach, FL. He was later released from custody after posting a $4,500 bond.
To learn more about this case, access the PalmBeachPost.com article entitled “Police: Man Knocks Out 65-Year-Old Victim at Palm Beach Gardens Bar.”