Before stabbing a bouncer at Coogan’s Bluff in downtown Boston, suburbanite Peter D’Amelio tried to get in using the perceived credibility of being from the North End. According to the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office,
Boston Police officers responded to the scene of a stabbing outside Coogan’s Bar on Milk Street shortly after 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Officers were told that a man later identified as Damelio attempted to gain entry into the bar but was told by a bouncer that he would have to wait in line. Damelio proceeded to the end of the line but returned a short time later and tried to cut in line. He allegedly told the bouncer, “I’m not one of these local punks, I’m from the North End,” prosecutors said.
D’Amelio, 38, lives in Newton, Mass. He also allegedly punched a bar manager several times, though his lawyer says his client was also beaten. The 26 year old bouncer who was stabbed is from West Roxbury. He was taken to Mass General and is expected to survive.
On Monday, D’Ameilio was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery. Judge Mark Hart Summerville set bail in the amount of $15,000.