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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Drunken Bar Patron Pulls Knife on Bouncer, Cuts Owner

Posted By on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 8:25 AM

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A night on the town turned into a night in jail for one San Francisco man, who was arrested after he got wasted -- and then violent.

At about 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 12, police were patrolling the Richmond District when they saw a man pushing another man outside a bar on the 3900 block of Geary Boulevard, where Karma Lounge is located. Police broke up the altercation, only to learn that it was a bouncer trying to get a drunken bar patron out of the venue.

Apparently, the drunk man didn't like the fact that he was being cut off -- so he cut the bar owner.

According to police reports, the bouncer said he had tried to escort the belligerent man out of the bar. The two were shoving each other when the drunkard pulled out a knife.

The bar owner came out to try and break it up when he heard someone yell, "Watch out, he's got a knife." It was too late: The barkeep looked down to find his arm had been sliced several times, according to police.

Officers arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of aggravated assault and carrying a concealed weapon.

The city has struggled with a slew of nightclub violence in the last year, including the fatal beating of Joe Hernandez at Temple Nightclub. Police have put pressure on the city's Entertainment Commission to tighten security at clubs, including metal detectors and ID scans.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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