Man injured in bar fight out of hospital

No charges yet.
Cary Ashby
Jun 28, 2013

Police are waiting for a statement from one of the people involved in a recent fight before forwarding a report to a prosecutor.

North Central EMS transported a 37-year-old Bellevue man to the Bellevue Hospital emergency room after an altercation early Sunday near the Subway Lounge. Bellevue police reported the "doctor was forced to sedate" him because he reportedly was being "disruptive, speaking loudly ... being uncooperative and using vulgar language" and had him transported to the University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC).

"They reported that he had broken facial bones around his eye socket and there was a chance of him losing his sight in that eye," police said in a report.

UTMC spokeswoman Aimee Falk said the patient was discharged from the hospital Monday.

Officers Joshua Pickens and Tyi McCarley responded to the scene about 2:35 a.m. Sunday after they heard yelling coming from the area of the Subway Lounge. Upon arrival, the officers said they saw two male suspects on the ground fighting, with two other people standing nearby, and had to pull a 46-year-old Bellevue man off the 37-year-old man.

Witnesses said "a tussle broke out" in the bar in which the younger man hit another man in the back of his head and also reportedly grabbed a 38-year-old Bellevue woman's arm, which caused some bruising. The witnesses said two men dragged the attacker out of the bar after he refused to leave and once outside, he reportedly charged and punched the 46-year-old man, who in turn knocked his attacker "to the ground and continued to punch him," police said.

One of the men claimed he acted in self-defense after he reportedly was hit in the back of the head when he was outside. Police also said one of the men involved in the outside altercation accused people of kicking him in the face and punching him.

Three people told officers they wanted to press charges against the 37-year-old Bellevue man who went to the hospital, but the older Bellevue man declined to do so, police said.

Chief Dennis Brandal said Wednesday officers are waiting for a statement from one of the people before forwarding the matter to Bellevue City Prosecutor Dave Claus for the consideration of filing charges.

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known bellevuian

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ems246

paul made calls and found out who had the stolen property and then returned it? good looking out or good way to return stuff you helped steal? "Proof is in the records. Yes he told when he caught joe mira breaking into his elderly neighbors house but as for snitch, he wouldnt ever snitch on anyone! Not even if it cost him time." you contradicted yourself right there

djwebb1127

Who is this? Joey or Dominic? I know the two of you do not have many people who respect you and who will stick up for you.

djwebb1127

It was so bad partly because the ignorantly pretentious Miras who beat Mr. Souza are mental handicaps with regards to their senses of humor and therefore have had unwarranted animosity towards the easy going, funny, honest and often outspoken Mr. Souza for some time.

ems246

then why would he go into a bar owned and operated by the miras. the courts will be asking that question

djwebb1127

I suppose the 37 year old man was being uncooperative and using loud, vulgar language because the police cuffed him after he was beaten and kicked with boots while on the ground - to the extent he requires additional surgery on his eye socket. His elbow was tore up pretty bad and required many stitches - a clear sign of a person who was getting beat and protecting himself rather than striking back. It was an obvious attack from cowardly men who had it out for their victim prior to last weekend.
The victim of the attack, Paul Souza had previously caught one of his atackers red-handed while breaking into his neighbor's home. He called the police and tried to hold the thief until their arrival, but he escaped. While the attackers were kicking Mr. Souza in the head while he was on the ground, they were calling him a snitch, most likely in reference to this incident.
I personally witnessed the 46 year old attacker threatening the life of Mr. Souza and his friends in a different incident in April. In a strange pruedo-machismo show of hyperbolic bravado, the 46 year old was pointing to Paul and his friends one by one, saying, "I'll kill him, I'll kill him, him,him, etc..." until he made eye contact with me and looked away awkwardly. Also that day in April, one of the younger attackers made reference to the recent Boston Bombing, saying he was glad it happened. An obvious reference to Mr Souza's hometown, a comment made with provocative intent.
I wouldn't be surprised if the attack is actually related to a pipe bomb which was thrown at Mr' Souza's residence.
Also, if these cowardly, pepperoni and meatball sucking psuedo-machismo, wannabe mafia attackers want to make the claim to best pizza in town, perhaps they should learn how to make their own dough. I mean, seriously guidos, East of Chicago makes their own and that's a chain. If they spent less time robbing homes for pills, perhaps they'd have more time to contemplate morality, humor and pizza. At this time they are awful at all three.

heyuguys

If Paul caught one of the guys red-handed while breaking into his neighbor's home and then called the police and tried to hold the thief until their arrival, but he escaped. Then why didn't the police go arrest or question this guy? If he really did catch the guy and the guy got away, the police would have at least investigated this incident. Why were they calling him a snitch? Did he snitch to the police who his supplier of the pills so he could get off? Why was this 46 year old threatening Paul in April? Did Paul and his friends try to sell drugs in this guys establishment and got caught? So you think these guys had something to do with the Boston bombing... You are on crack! They caught those guys. And to think that these guys could put together a pipe bomb and set it off in Paul's yard is obscured! They make pizza for a living, not bombs. And sorry to burst your bubble, East of Chicago does NOT make their own dough. It is shipped on a truck to the stores location. And last I knew... this whole b!t@h fest wasn't about their pizza. It was about an incident that happened. So quick to judge

Concerned For A...

Everybody in the town of Bellevue except for their family seems to know that Dominic FOR SURE is a huge pill head, joey I don't know. But Dominic is known all over this town for being a junkie piece of crap that steals from people. He stole a bunch of stuff from my sons former room mate. Went right into his bedromm and stole his wallet that had his freshly cashed paycheck in it. Paul isn't a druggie at all. He is a father and husband that works his rear off for everything he has. He has a little girl that he spoils rotten because he is a good father. He was threatening Paul in April because he caught one of his scum bag sons breaking and entering, and gave his name to the cops. There are plenty of innocent and good people with the Mira name, but those boys run crazy around this town. EVERYBODY knows Dominic for being a huge pillhead, everyone knows that he robs people to support his habit. Funny how right after this incident in april, a pipe bomb goes off in front of Pauls house. What if his little girl would have been outside playing? Dealing drugs? Doing pills? Please...GTFO of here with that crap! He has had the same good paying job for years! Unlike all the junkie crap in this town, he actually earned honestly every penny and everything he owns. I bet Carl is so ashamed of his grandsons for doing this. It don't matter if Paul was asked to leave and he didn't. That don't give anyone the right to beat someone like that. They could have killed him. NOT ONE PERSON said anything about them having anything to do with the Boston Bombings. They said they were glad it happened, just because Paul is a Boston native, to try to get under his skin. Augie(the 46 yr old refered to in the article) has always been a loose cannon. Just because your getting tossed from a bar, don't mean the bar owner/manager/bartender/bouncer can resort to physical violence. It is against the law, period. It's called assault. Now felonius assault because they used a weapon to smash in his eye socket. Don't matter who started the fight, it's wrong what they did to him, he don't deserve this. You obviously have family ties with the Miras, or are friends with them. It can't be hidden anymore about the way Dominic Mira is, so nobody understands why the family and friends try to defend this kid. I have been in the bar when him and his buddies waltz in, and you can believe that everybody is picking up their money and putting it in their pocket so it dont get stolen when they turn their head for 5 seconds. They should own up to and pay for what they did. The only thing I agree with is that Carl is in no way to blame for this. He is a good man and don't deserve to be hated for something his ignorant son and grandsons did.

heyuguys

It sounds like most of the problem is Dominic. If he is such a bad kid, then why isn't something done about it? Does anyone know for sure who Paul caught breaking into someones house? If so, then why didn't anything ever come of it? It all sounds so fishy if you ask me. I misread the comment above about the Boston bombing, my bad. But I highly doubt those boys would even know the first thing about making a pipe bomb and let alone setting it off in someones yard like that. And what do you mean by Augie being a loose cannon? He's never presented himself that way in front of me and I used to work there. I agree with you about someone not deserving to be beaten up that way. But I DO NOT agree with you about Paul not being into drugs and trouble. He has lived in Bellevue a long time and has burnt many many bridges. He is not innocent in all this. If he had such a problem with those boys and with Augie, then why did he go into that bar that night? Let alone a bar owned by the Mira's whom he has had trouble with in April and also catching one of the boys breaking into a house? If you ask me, it sounds like he was looking for trouble and found some. But unfortunately the outcome was poor in his favor. As for the Mira's, I have very high respect for them. Carl gave me a job when I needed one. He has ALWAYS been there for me when I needed something. He has ALWAYS helped anyone who has asked for it! You've been in his bar... Do you remember the red head who worked in the Pizza Room, Karen? He payed for her funeral! The hobo who painted the Beer Dock that lived up under the overpass. That hobo was a starving veteran and Carl fed him and gave him small jobs for some cash. The hobo was ran over by a train and lost his legs. Carl still helped support the man even though he was unable to work for him anymore! All the pizza donated around town! When his customers would fall ill and stay a few days in the hospital, Carl would send pizza up to them! When customers or customer family members would pass away, Carl would invite them down to have pizza! Carl would always have a few extra pizzas made at the end of the night to feed his last customers if they were hungry! Carl would drive his customers home after they've had too many too drink! What other bar in town does that! All of this out of the kindness of his heart!! Look at what this nonsense is doing to him and his business! Judge the boys NOT the business! This town is so quick to judge without thinking for a minute and looking at the REAL problem! Paul is NOT a saint, and neither are the other people involved! But Carl is and should be considered one considering the HUGE heart he has! This town is breaking his heart! What do you people think any of this gossip is going to solve?? NOTHING! Let the legal system figure it out and quit assuming that everything you READ and HEAR are TRUE!!

Concerned For A...

I personally have never had a problem with Augie. But I have seen him just go off on people, now mind you I have never seen him physically fight anyone though. And like I said, Carl is a good man, and I agree with you, him and his buisness shouldn't have to suffer for the actions of his family members. Agree with you one hundred percent.He really has givin back to our community and I love him to death.He really is a very kind hearted person.I know Paul is no saint. When we were all very young, we all ran crazy. But people do grow up and change, and he is one of those people. I agree he probably should have stayed out of that bar, that is very obvious. But none of those things excuse the gravity of this attack. And that is what is was, an attack. Anyones temper can get the best of them at times, I have been in fights myself growing up, but I have NEVER resorted to smashing someones eye socket in like that, good grief! Do you realize how much force it takes to shatter bones like that? This was very brutal, and could have very easily killed Paul. His little girl without a father. They used a blunt object on him! What did they use? Blunt objects in a bar....let's see..pool cues, glass bottles, pool balls, they could have grabbed something out of a vehicle, a rock off the ground? Are you getting this? I'm not trying to disrespect you, I don't even know ya. It's just I understand your loyalty to them, but imagine if it was your husband, friend, brother, father or any family member. IT WAS WRONG, PERIOD. There is absolutely NO justification...in any part of this story...for how BADLY they beat him! It is sad how much all this information about his boys is hurting him, it is very unfortune for him.I like Carl and have mass respect for him as a great person and buisness owner, but maybe he needs to hear these things. Sometimes it's hard for loved ones to accept a family members ways or addictions. I really don't know Joey, so I can't say much. But Dominic is definatley the root of the problem.He is a WELL known theif and pill head in this town. Kinda hard for him to hide it after a while, you know how Bellevue is, it's a small town and word definatley gets around.Is he the only junkie running a muck, absolutely not..but he is one of the well known simply for his name. Let alone the stuff that he does. So, saint or not, this was violent and un called for.

djwebb1127
ems246

thats irrelevant. that shows nothing to the subject at hand

djwebb1127

Maybe the cops did question him. He was definately arrested for criminal trespassing recently. The 46 year old has a deficient sense of humor and has not liked Paul for a long time. You would have to ask him why. Why would Paul be selling drugs in there when he has a good paying job? I don't think (I doubt anyone does) the Miras were involved with the Boston Marathon bombing, but Joey mentioned it as if it was a positive thing. --obscured, LOL.

djwebb1127

East of Chicago makes their dough on site every day.

ems246

ive worked there. they do NOT

luvblues2

Unless any of you were there, it's all hearsay.

bellboy

Pillheads? Theifs? Ganging up on? Snitches? Really? Do you people know the family? Obviously not. You wanna mess with one of them and they'll all stick up for each other. You wanna try to pick on a little guy half your size then you'll get dealt with accordingly. That's how it goes. Who are you cowards to judge. You got a problem with this family and wanna call em all druggies and theifs, say it to their face COWARDS!!!!! that's exzactly what you are. The fact they make the GREATEST pizza still remains and has NOTHING to do with this incedent. Bottom line you wanna come into a bar and pick on the little guy when the owner just so happens to be there and ASKS you to leave then and you STILL CANT comprehend it then YOU are the one with the problem my friend.

milf of 3

Really if ur trying to say Dominic an Joey aren't pill heads then u need to check urself ur in deniel check ur facts.and they have broken into an have stolen from half the people in town.sticking up for them is like sticking up for all the other pill heads in town maybe ur one of them that's why u stick up for them.best damn pizza in town that's why there is only one car there in the parking lot.give it a couple months they will be closed an u will have to find a new place to get pizza an ur pills at

heyuguys

What are your facts that these boys are pill heads? Are you a pill head with them? Did you witness them doing pills? Are these your facts? So, were you with them when they broke into half of the homes in town? Are you a pill head too since you know so much? The economy is hitting every business in town, that may be a reason why there isn't many cars at hardly any of the businesses. Hmmm, do you get your pills there? You sure do know an awful lot. Watch what you say on the internet. The cops will be after you next since you're spilling all your FACTS online

djwebb1127

I am comfortable dealing with the police. I do not live by some prison code which, I suppose would forbid me with communicating with police. I have never been to France, although I'm confident that our troops stormed the Normandy Beach in the second World War. Those kids have been no good to this point in their adult life and a major shift of moral values would do them both much good.

djwebb1127

The little guy got busted breaking into homes for pills and was snorting ibuprofen in the county jail. That's a pill head. Hitting a man in the back of the head with a blunt object and then kicking him in the eyball is not a way to deal with anything Paul did accordingly. Those so called little guys have even robbed their own grandfather.

heyuguys

Which little guy got busted breaking into someones house? I didn't read that in the paper... Were you in jail with this guy while he was sniffing this ibuprofen? From what the story is going around, Paul is the one who hit someone with a beer bottle. Maybe that's that's how he provoked the fight. The little guys robbed their grandfather? So has half the damn town! Poor Carl Mira is all that comes to mind reading all the crap talking you people are doing!

cccdj.

Definitely pillheads well known smirched responsible for a lot of home break ins. Or just stealing your money when u ain't looking. With the execption of the owner Carl all the rest of them are worthless and represent a huge problem of what's wrong with Bellevue today.I hope they get what's coming to them.and they don't fight fair theft wait till u get drunk then jump u just check there track record everything I say is true

heyuguys

You can also check Paul Souza's track record. It's not a pretty site. Go to the Bellevue police dept and ask for a copy. Check the surrounding counties and see what type of a "Stand up guy" you are all defending! Pill head trouble maker!

known bellevuian

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ems246

he must have some type of track record if people are setting off bombs in his yard. just a thought. i remember his name coming up for assults and other things. lived here a long time

milf of 3

Yeah Paul went to have a drink not get in a fight that's how those Mira's work one on one is one thing but they don't know how to do that they are sissy.I hope they go to jail an maybe the 46 year old will get somthing too I'm tired of him covering up for those pill heads. An as for carl, he gave his life for his business an yet for his son an his familey they will destroy it right in front of him poor man

luvblues2

Exactly how did you come up with your screen name "mother i'd like to f**k of 3"? I'm curious.

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