Perales said he was at Elsa’s to meet someone around 6 p.m. on Oct. 10, ordered tacos and a drink at the bar and was chatting with a woman seated nearby. A man showed up and was being verbally abusive to the woman, calling her names, Perales said.
“I stood up – but not to fight – and I said ‘Man, what’s your problem?’” Perales recounted. “And he said ‘You are’ as he was delivering a, like I said I boxed in college, it was a nice right. And then before I even recognized that he had nailed me, he hit me again and then I started to go down. And then he started kicking me and I got up and you know, defended myself, let’s say that.”