A bartender received extensive injuries after trying to de-escalate a dispute over face masks at a bar in San Diego, and the assault was caught on security video.
The doorman refused them entry because they violated the city's face mask restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Aversa, who is also a manager of the bar, went over to help the doorman when someone ran at him and sucker punched him.
"I immediately knew my nose was broken," Aversa told KTTV.
Aversa went to the emergency room over his injuries, which included a collapsed nasal cavity, a broken nose and broken sinus cavity in his cheek.