A police investigation into the beating of a man outside a Hudson Valley bar revealed that the victim was assaulted by three women for refusing to buy them a drink.
But the investigation concluded that it was Elizabeth Condor, 19, Yomaira Brito-Santiago, 24, and Mariela Dela Cruz, 25, who instigated the fight by punching the man in the face after he turned down a request to pick up their tab.
The man was then chased out of the bar where the beating continued.
As the women began hitting him with their shoes, the bar's bouncer, 45-year-old Donald Atkinson, reportedly joined the brawl, taking the women's side.
The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for serious facial injuries, including a bleed in his right eye.