Magicians war in barroom brawl
The witching hour struck in Central Square when a pair of magicians conjured up a bar brawl.
Police were called to break up the clash at the Middlesex Lounge June 15 at 1:34 a.m.
A 26-year-old Woburn magician told police thefight started after he walked up to a Revere man in the bar and said, “Hey I know you from the magician store.”
That’s when the Revere man allegedly started the brawl, telling the local Houdini, “You don’t know me,” before striking him with a head butt.
The alleged malicious Merlin punched the Woburn magician several times in the head and face, according to police reports. A 28-year-old Revere man allegedly assisted with the beat down, throwing several punches as the struggling magician attempted to fight back, according to police.
The Woburn magician refused medical attention for several head bumps and a swollen nose he suffered during the fight, according to reports.
Police later stopped the Revere men as they were walking away from the bar and both told police the injured illusionist approached them and threw the first punch at them without being provoked.
A 26-year-old South Boston woman suffered a red left eye after she was punched during the melee. It was unclear if the woman was part of either man’s act.