Prosecutors reject felony charges after man is hit in the face with a bottle on Boystown dance floor: police report

Prosecutors rejected felony charges against a Connecticut man who allegedly hit another man in the face with a bottle on a Boystown dance floor over Memorial Day weekend, according to a Chicago police report.

Michael Pagliuco (inset) and the Hydrate Nightclub dance floor | CPD; File

Cops said they located a crime scene on the dance floor at Hydrate, 3458 North Halsted, and they asked prosecutors to approve felony charges after the victim was taken to a local hospital. But the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office rejected them, the police report said.

The alleged victim, a 52-year-old man who lives in Uptown, suffered cuts to his forehead and nose from a “glass object” that witnesses identified as a bottle. He also broke his right ring finger. Police said the man received stitches at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and was awaiting an appointment with a plastic surgeon.

“[Assistant state’s attorney]denied felony,” a CPD supervisor noted in the police report. “Injury does not substantiate felony charge.”

Police said Michael Pagliuco, 31, struck the man in the face with the “glass object” around 1:15 a.m. on May 29. Sofya Svergun, 32, allegedly pushed the man, who broke his finger in the ensuing altercation, according to CPD documents.

Pagliuco was treated and released from Thorek Hospital for a cut to his forehead.

The police reports identify Pagliuco and Svergen as boyfriend and girlfriend who share an address in Farmington, Connecticut.

After prosecutors rejected felony charges against Pagliuco, police charged him and Svergen with misdemeanor battery and released them on their own recognizance from the Town Hall District station. They are due in court on July 25.

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