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Clio Executive Chef Doug Rodrigues Fired After Arrest

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Douglas Rodrigues, who was recently promoted to executive chef at Clio after serving as chef de cuisine there, has been arrested for assault and battery and has subsequently been fired from Clio, the 15-year-old crowning jewel in chef-owner Ken Oringer's empire. The Phoenix reports that Rodrigues was arrested at the Back Bay bar Crossroads on February 17 following a stabbing. The Back Bay Patch reports that Rodrigues identified himself to police and confessed to having stabbed a fellow bar goer after showing someone how to handle a small pocket knife, but makes it sound like the incident may have been accidental:

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.

The Patch also describes the victim as a friend of Rodrigues, but it wasn't a pretty scene: "Officers observed a pool of blood on the floor of the bar and the victim's jeans, which were soaked... The victim was pale and clammy and started to slip into unconsciousness." The ensuing charge is for assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. The Phoenix hears that Rodrigues' firing from Clio was indeed "tied to the knife incident."

· This Is Not The Knife That Ex-Clio Chef Douglas Rodrigues Allegedly Used [TP]
· Man Teaching Woman How to Open Folding Knife at Bar Stabs Friend [Patch]
· All Coverage of Clio on Eater [~EBOS~]


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