Good Samaritan Stabbed During Bar Fight

No arrests were made in the late-night violence.

A Watsonville man trying to break up a bar fight late Saturday instead ended up badly hurt, Watsonville police reported.

The 31-year-old man was trying to stop two groups of men from fighting around 11:15 p.m. The brawl had started inside The Villager bar, then moved out to the courtyard area, police said.

That's when the 31-year-old tried to intervene but was stabbed in the back, police said.

Cops were called to the bar, in a shopping center on the 1000 block of East Lake Avenue. The men who had been fighting fled down Tuttle Avenue before officers arrived; no arrests have been made.

The injured man was taken to Watsonville Community Hospital, then flown to an out-of-county trauma center. Police said his injury wasn't life threatening.

Jennifer Squires November 14, 2011 at 03:24 AM
They do. I wonder how often officers are in that office?
Butch Cole November 14, 2011 at 03:42 AM
That place is a 'blight' on our town...needs to go!
felipe hernandez November 14, 2011 at 05:26 AM
This place definitely needs more security and police check-ins.
Rebecca Tait November 14, 2011 at 11:42 AM
I go in to play Shuffleboard. I do not drink, but it is something to do in this town. We do not have much to do, no bowling, no pool, no shuffleboard, 1 movie theater.
Steve Bankhead November 14, 2011 at 04:29 PM
The shooting of a young boy by a gang member at the bowling alley contributed to its closure, and repeated violence at or near the Villager by the gangs could lead to the closure of Watsonville's last true neighborhood bar. At this rate, eventually only the gangs will have a social life in Watsonville.


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