A patron who refused to wear a face mask is seen on video sucker punching a bar manager at 710 Beach Club in San Diego, reports the San Diego Union Tribune.
It happened on Labor Day weekend, but is coming to light now after the restaurant released video of the incident.
The restaurant says a group of men were told they would have to wear face masks before being seated. One of those men asked to speak to a manager.
“He claimed our security guard had been rude, and I said, ‘I’d be happy to talk to you about it, I just need you to put a mask on, you’re literally within inches of my face,’” Tony Aversa of 710 Beach Club told NBC San Diego.
That’s when the manager says the man pushed a female bartender. When the manager and security guard tried to intervene, the manager says he was sucker punched and suffered a broken nose.
“I kind of blacked out for a second. Kind of spun around told my other coworker next to me to call the cops immediately because I knew, I felt my nose was broken. I immediately started gushing blood all over the pavement,” he said to NBC San Diego.
The suspect is described as Pacific Islander, 6′ 2″ tall and 260 lbs with brown curly hair. He had on a white t-shirt and shorts.
A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help restore “Tony’s pretty face” and for surgery and other medical expenses. The Fund has so far raised $15,000.
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