Brutal birthday attack alleged in Butler

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Bias attack in Morris County town being investigated

22 year-old Jesse Allard set out to have a drink or two to celebrate his birthday. He picked the wrong bar – a place called Trackside in Butler. A simple compliment to another patron on his jacket precipitated an alleged assault that resulted in Allard being hospitalized with serious injuries.

According to Allard, the owner of the bar himself held him while