Bouncer Arrested After Brutal Assault Outside Bar on Canal Street

The video shows bouncer Sidney Phillips stomping on a customer’s head outside the Grand Canal bar.

A Boston bouncer was arrested over the weekend after allegedly stomping and kicking a male patron in the head after a fight began outside a bar on Canal Street, sending three others to the hospital with face and head injuries.

According to a Boston Police report, witnesses said after a group of individuals were removed from the Grand Canal just before 1:30 a.m, a physical and verbal altercation ensued. When police arrived, four victims told officers that the same bouncer “kicked, punched and choked” them after attempting to remove the individuals from the Grand Canal.

“As the party of about ten males and females were removed outside, several reported they were physically assaulted by the same bouncer. Officers observed at least four victims in their twenties with visual injuries to their faces and heads,” police said on Monday.

Police arrested Sidney Phillips, 31, of Avon, and charged him with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. Officers made the arrest after compiling information from witnesses and being shown video on a smartphone of the attack, according to reports.

The video, which was posted to YouTube and sent to the local blog Barstoolsports.com, shows Phillips push one man to the ground and kick him twice in the face before stomping on the victim’s head. A bystander who also fell to the ground tried to shield the attack, without success, as the victim lay on the ground with his hands covering his face.

Two male victims and two female victims, all in their twenties, were transported to Mass General Hospital for treatment of their injuries following the Sunday morning melee.

Police said Phillips will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.

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  • Smitty

    “A bystander who also fell to the ground tried to shield the attack,
    without success, as the victim lay on the ground with his hands covering
    his face.”

    Watch the video a little more closely and you can see that the person in the B&W coat “shielding” the victim in the grey shirt actually tackled him to the ground and held him down while the bouncer beat him.

    You should pay more attention to the events you are reporting on.