Grand Prize Bar worker assaulted for inquiring patron to don mask

Grand Prize Bar worker Josh Vaughn suggests he had to get various stitches in his head after he was attacked on Monday.

HOUSTON — Mayor Sylvester Turner is calling for the arrest of a gentleman who the mayor statements attacked and “brutally assaulted” a Museum District bar worker following the employee questioned the gentleman to place on his experience mask.

The mayor designed the ask for via a tweet on Wednesday.

Grand Prize Bar staff Josh Vaughn said experienced to get quite a few stitches in his head after he was attacked on Monday. He additional that he questioned the patron three moments to keep his mask on his face.

Immediately after the third time, Vaughn claimed the patron took a glass and smashed it on his head, then fled in his vehicle.

Grand Prize Bar posted to Instagram Tuesday a photo of the employee who was assaulted with the caption:

“The realities of jogging a small business for the duration of COVID. The only point our staff members did was ask a human to place on a mask. This human proceeded to smash a glass on our employees head for inquiring him to dress in mask.”

The bar employee claimed he has never ever had a problem like this.

“Usually they just put the mask on and offer with it, or they’ll just leave,” Vaughn said. “I’ve never experienced anyone assault me.”

Vaughn states there is video clip of the male who he promises attacked him and the bar is turning it more than to Houston law enforcement.

“We have a quite good thought as considerably as prospects go who it is,” Vaughn said. “I’m quite sure we’re going to uncover who it is.”


The Houston Law enforcement Section suggests its main assaults division is investigating the circumstance.

Mayor Turner commented on the incident Wednesday, tweeting this:

“The attacker who brutally assaulted the bar worker in the Museum District b/c (because) he was asked to place on his mask ought to be billed and arrested. Enough with this foolishness. St.”

Mayor Turner went to comment further more on the incident through a push conference on the COVID-19 response describing the incident as “unacceptable.”

“Quite frankly, I watch it as tried murder, myself,” the mayor stated. “But this variety of foolishness will not be approved. This lawlessness is not heading to arise, be allowed.”

He extra that HPD is aggressively looking for the individual responsible and fees will be brought from him.

“Quite frankly, it you really don’t want to don you mask out in community, when you go into a organization or establishment, then you want to keep household,” Turner reported.