Simon said he continued to shoot photographs inside the restaurant after the confrontation with Murray.
According to the Boston Globe, Murray walked over and poured a glass of water on him and his camera when he was seated at a table.
“He treated me like the scum of the earth,” said Simon.
Murray told police Simon was taking pictures and harassing him while he was “quietly minding his business,” according to the police report obtained by the Boston Globe. Police said Murray appeared to be “visibly upset.”
The restaurant owner told police Simon “had no business photographing anyone in the restaurant, and was generally annoying,” according to the report.
Simon maintained he was invited to photograph the Marotta Brothers Band, and he didn’t feature Murray in any photographs published from that night.