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    Default Assault and battery - press charges or not?

    Imagine a situation, where one foreigner (#1) hits (assaults) another foreigner (#2) (what would be considered battery in the U.S.), the issue being #2 taking and returning three napkins from a street bar/restaurant followed then by a f%^&^ you comment from #2 towards #1 resulting in #1 getting upset and subsequently hitting #2 on multiple occasions, with a resulting damage to accessories worn by #2 and light lesions of #2.

    You being the #2, with certain "connections", would you press charges? The issue is not the immediate result (#1 would be arrested) but the future...

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    I wouldn't get the police involved unless it was absolutely necessary but would rather avoid the individual in question instead.

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    How much alcohol is involved?

    Did #2 kick #1's a$$?

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    Pay a Dominican friend a few RD Pesos to give (#1) a light beating, just a few light bruises should teach him a lesson not to touch your accessories or sanitary napkins!

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    If this situation will go away itself without future issues when paths cross then I think I would let it lie, we pick up the odd scrape in life, that is sometimes life. No attention is good attention as far as the police and the likes goes. Connections or not, I think it is always best not to call on those connections if possible, on the off chance the snowball gets out of hand and it opens doors to friends you might prefer to keep at arms length. IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubio_higuey View Post
    Imagine a situation, where one foreigner (#1) hits (assaults) another foreigner (#2) (what would be considered battery in the U.S.), the issue being #2 taking and returning three napkins from a street bar/restaurant followed then by a f%^&^ you comment from #2 towards #1 resulting in #1 getting upset and subsequently hitting #2 on multiple occasions, with a resulting damage to accessories worn by #2 and light lesions of #2.

    You being the #2, with certain "connections", would you press charges? The issue is not the immediate result (#1 would be arrested) but the future...

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    Why would someone get upset if one person 'takes and returns three napkins' from a restaurant? Was the restaurant owned by #1? Why would he get upset if the napkin was returned? I am confused.

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    It sounds as though he (OP) was having a drink or a meal and a passer by took napkins from the table he was drinking/eating at, wiped himself and then putting them back on the table, he (OP) didn't like this and so told the passer by so in an aggressive manner, which ended in him getting a bit of a kicking which was not expected.
    I could be wrong but it isn't clear is it.

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    Why would someone return 3 napkins and curse someone?
    Once you take a napkin, throw it away whether you use it or not.
    #2 sounds like an idiot and a trouble maker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubio_higuey View Post
    Imagine a situation, where one foreigner (#1) hits (assaults) another foreigner (#2) (what would be considered battery in the U.S.), the issue being #2 taking and returning three napkins from a street bar/restaurant followed then by a f%^&^ you comment from #2 towards #1 resulting in #1 getting upset and subsequently hitting #2 on multiple occasions, with a resulting damage to accessories worn by #2 and light lesions of #2.

    You being the #2, with certain "connections", would you press charges? The issue is not the immediate result (#1 would be arrested) but the future...

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    In this country this as good as throwing the first punch, especially if #1s woman was present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belmont View Post
    In this country this as good as throwing the first punch, especially if #1s woman was present.
    Not to foreigners...

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