Monaca Mayor Simon Short / photo via Monaca Borough website

Monaca’s mayor is recovering from a beating he took after trying to break up a domestic dispute outside a bar early Sunday morning.

Mayor Simon Short suffered facial injuries and was “bleeding profusely,” according to the police report of the incident, which occurred at about 2:23 a.m. outside the Sons of Italy club on Pacific Avenue.

The Monaca police report did not name Short. When reached Monday, Monaca Police Chief David Piuri refused comment on any further details. Short also didn’t want to comment on the incident, but said he is fine.

Police wrote that Daniel Hall, 22, of Bechtel St., Monaca, and his wife were involved in an altercation. Short attempted to verbally break it up and Hall punched him repeatedly in the face and threw him to the ground before driving away, police wrote.

Police stopped Hall not far from his home and found his white T-shirt neck and arms were “covered in blood.” A test revealed he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.13 percent. The state’s legal limit is 0.08 percent.

Hall is free on $10,000 bond on charges of drunken driving and two counts each of simple assault and harassment.

Police said Hall became irate during the arrest and began punching his own vehicle.

Lori Boone
Lori Boone (DeLauter) has more than 20 years of experience in investigative and community journalism. She’s won more than a dozen regional, state and national journalism awards.

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DoTell
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DoTell

That looks like a stand up mayor!! Hanging at the sh%t hole SOI at 2:30am! This county needs to stop breeding completely!

Just facts
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Just facts

Why was his name not on police report? Sounds alot like Aliquippa to me.

Rocco
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Rocco

Disappointing that today’s public servants, like this mayor, hang out at bars at 2:30 in morning and get involved in fights? Another one if Monaca’s finest, anotherpoor example of public leadership in that town!

NOPE
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NOPE

So, he was just supposed to watch some dude beat on a women and walk a way?

Bubba
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Bubba

@NOPE I think you missed the point. If the Mayor didnt hang out in dives at 2:30 am, he wouldn’t have to worry about watching some dude beat up on a woman!

DoTell
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DoTell

Sorry, if you wear a fedora, you should be nurtured.

Doctor Vilhelm di Cootchie
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Doctor Vilhelm di Cootchie

“Nurtured”

This guy throwing rocks

DoTell
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DoTell

It’s fuckin auto correct genius!! Go ahead and pat yourself on the back for catching that one!! You wear fedoras????

David J Gillespie
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David J Gillespie

That’s a Pork pie hat, not a Fedora….

DoTell
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DoTell

Lol pork pie

buzzkill
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buzzkill

Anywhere in Monaca is a Sh%t hole. At 230am or not. So what’s the difference ? This guy that hit the mayor sounds like a real loose cannon no matter what situation he’s in. He’s totally at fault by the gist of this story. Attacking someone like that is completely out of bounds.

Icanread
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Icanread

Why did they not keep him locked up? Sounds dangerous.

Fitnessjunkie
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Fitnessjunkie

How about instead of bashing the town of Monaca or discussing why the mayor was there at that hour, let’s acknowledge that a person was kind enough to step in and stop an obvious drunk lunatic from beating up his wife. In today’s society, I think that’s pretty commendable for a person to help out instead of look the other way or video it and put it on social media!!!

DoTell
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DoTell

It’s a SOI mating ritual. That’s how you pick up girls there!

equalizer13
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equalizer13

Another wannabe from the Monaquippa school of thuggery and MPI lieutenants. No brains from inbreeding, West Virginians will soon be making fun of Beaver County. Poetic justice for inbred mongrels.

ricimer
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ricimer

West Virginia is a law abiding genetically healthy people with decent law enforcement. They have been making fun of Beaver County for over 10 years. If Beaver County would get rid of like 30 of Beaver counties inbred mongrels the improvement would be massive. Talked to a individual from West Virginia. She said oh that’s where the neighbors spy on there own neighbors for the Sheriffs Dept. Wonder what the benefits are. Does this have anything to do with pissing on the Constitution of the United States of America.