When you’re hanging out at Chic-A-Boom Room in Dunedin, Florida, late on a Monday night, you need to be prepared for trouble. So discovered Florida patent attorney Louis Brunoforte this week. But only after taking a punch to the face from a feisty 45-year-old woman from Indiana.
From the St. Petersburg Times:
As he headed to the restroom early Tuesday at the Chic-A-Boom Room, Louis Brunoforte left behind a Budweiser to mark his spot at the bar.
He returned to find someone sitting in his seat. A verbal dispute ensued and quickly escalated.
Words were exchanged, expletives were hurled and, finally, a punch was thrown, hitting the 6-foot, 240-pound Brunoforte right in the kisser.
Getting punched in the face, however, is not enough to warrant the honor of Lawyer of the Day. No, Brunoforte earned that honor by announcing to the Times that he plans to sue:
Brunoforte, 46, of Dunedin, is a lawyer and may proceed with a civil suit against Adams. He said he had back surgery in March and walks with the help of a cane and back brace. He wasn’t injured by the shot from the 5-foot-8, 180-pound Adams, but said that fact isn’t relevant.
“I was a boxer in high school so I guess I know how to take a punch,” Brunoforte said. “But I could have fallen down, and with the serious back surgery I had that could have been problematic.”
Oh, Bruno, for the sake of your self-respect, you should have stopped talking after “take a punch.”
Brunoforte claims the Hoosier woman “threw a punch like a man would throw a punch.” But rather than hit her back, his cool head prevailed. He started planning his civil suit against her and asked the bartender to call authorities.
Dunedin lawyer says Indiana woman punched him after bar dispute [St. Petersburg Times]