Man Arrested for Groping Women, Breaking Bottle Over Man's Head

A Redwood City man goes to jail after assault at the Monte Carlo nightclub.

A San Jose man received multiple stitches to the head and face after a man allegedly broke a bottle over his head shortly after midnight on Sunday, according to the .

The incident, which occurred on June 3 around 12:23 a.m. inside the nightclub on Castro Street, resulted in the arrest of a suspect, Alberto Rodrigues of Redwood City, for two counts of sexual battery and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. He was booked into the county jail.

According to MVPD Spokewoman Liz Wylie, the suspect allegedly grabbed the buttocks of two women, among them the wife of the victim, while the women danced on the lower level of the club.

The women then went to the upstair bar to report to their husbands what had happened and pointed out Rodrigues.

Wylie explained that the male victim, 50, then approached Rodrigues, 23, and yelled at him for touching the women’s buttocks.

Apparently, the suspect--who had clearly been drinking alcohol, Wylie said--initially acted like he did not want to fight.

However, when the victim walked away the suspect allegedly followed him and smashed a beer bottle over his head from behind.

A security guard observed the incident and caught the suspect when he tried to run. The suspect, who had a cut on his hand, was detained until MVPD officers arrived

The bloody victim, who suffered lacerations to the head and face, went to the bathroom and was assisted by security officers.

Both the suspect and victim had to be transported to the hospital and both received stitches, according to Wylie.

"The victims appeared sober," Wylie said.


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Jared Hu June 05, 2012 at 02:42 PM
around 12:23"am" :)
Claudia Cruz (Editor) June 05, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Thanks Jared! That's what happens when you work after midnight (I mean p.m. , I mean a.m.!)


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