Police said that Hiran Sepulveda, 36, from Berlin, and an unidentified male got into a verbal dispute at Tavern 42 in Plantsville. The verbal dispute escalated and the unknown male punched Sepulveda in the face.
According to police, after the initial punch, other people in the restaurant got involved and started pushing each other.
One of these people included Raul Maldonado, 36, from Meriden who allegedly took a plate from one of the nearby tables and swung it a man who was reportedly attempting to break up the fight.
During the chaos, the unknown man that originally hit Sepulveda was seen on surveillance cameras fleeing the restaurant through the back door with an unidentified female.
Eventually the police arrived on scene and issued Maldanado a misdemeanor summon for Breach of Peace. He was released on $2,500 bond and appeared in court on October 28.
Sepulveda was also charged with a Breach of Peace and additionally Interfering with an Officer, because when police arrived on scene, Sepulveda pushed an officer. He has since been released on a $5,000 bond and also appeared in court on October 28.
Police have also said that at this time the man who originally struck Sepulveda in the face remains unidentified.