Brooklyn's La Cabana Rodriguez Restaurant Owner Pulls Machete But Dies From Broken Bottle
Machete-Wielding Brawler Bleeds to Death in Brooklyn After Cut from Broken Bottle
by Joe Kemp
Machete owner Miguel Jiminez died after he cut his arm on a broken bottle after a fight broke with a pal over paying their bill at La Cabana Rodriguez restaurant on Flatbush Ave. near Beverley Rd., sources said.
A Brooklyn man bled to death after he was knocked to the ground and sliced his arm on a glass bottle during a fistfight early Saturday, police sources said. The wild brawl erupted after Miguel Jiminez and a pal were kicked out of the La Cabana Rodriguez restaurant on Flatbush Ave. near Beverley Rd. about 4 a.m., the sources said.
|The wild brawl erupted after Miguel Jiminez and a pal were kicked out of the La Cabana Rodriguez restaurant on Flatbush Ave. near Beverley Rd. about 4 a.m., the sources said.|
The two men — who were arguing over their check — continued to fight outside the eatery when Jiminez, who was in his 20s, suddenly pulled out a machete and chased the other man down the block, sources said.
|The machete lay on the street of the early morning fight on Flatbush Avenue.|
But Jiminez dropped the blade when he caught up to his friend and the pair began to tussle on the sidewalk. Jiminez fell to the ground during the scuffle and landed on a glass bottle, which sliced his right bicep, sources said.
The wounded Jiminez, who lived just a block away on Courtelyou Rd., tried to chase his pal but collapsed on the ground, sources said. Bystanders flagged down a marked police car that was driving down Flatbush Ave.
|In the ensuing tussle, Jiminez lost blood after landing on a broken bottle.Emergency workers took Jiminez to Kings County Hospital, where he died.|
“By the time (the police officers) got there, the victim was already lying outside on the sidewalk,” a cop source said.
Emergency workers took Jiminez to Kings County Hospital, where he died. Cops, who found Jiminez’s machete at the scene, were still trying to locate the other man Saturday afternoon. — New York Daily News