On February 20, Back Bay Patch reported that a man was arrested for stabbing someone at the Crossroads at 495 Beacon Street at about 2:10 a.m. on February 17.
The Boston Phoenix reported that the man charged with the stabbing was the executive chef from the award-wining Clio restaurant. Doug Rodrigues of 358 Commonwealth Avenue was arrested for allegedly stabbing a patron of the Crossroads in the thigh.
A witness told officers that she was talking to the suspect about how she should carry a knife for self-defense. The witness said that she did not know how to open a folding knife. The suspect then showed her how to open the knife and how to make a stabbing motion. While demonstrating the stabbing motion, the suspect stabbed the victim in the thigh, just above the knee.
At the scene, officers observed a pool of blood on the floor of the bar and the victim’s jeans, which were soaked. A witness used a belt as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding. The victim reportedly was pale and clammy and started to slip into unconsciousness.
Rodrigues was arrested and charged him with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. Following his arrest, a PR representative from Clio informed the Phoenix that Rodrigues was no longer employed at Clio and that the firing was tied to the knife incident. According to the Phoenix, Clio Owner Ken Oringer tweeted “Looking for a passionate hungry driven creative chef de cuisine @ClioBoston anyone interested.”