Assault, Liquor Law Violation, False Report, Obstruction.
I haven’t heard if the food is worth risking personal injury for, but apparently as soon as a fight starts inside the restaurant, staff moves quickly, and forcibly pushes everyone out the door, even people not involved in the fight. One innocent bystander was knocked unconscious this past Thursday according to the police report.
Once Police showed up, the “owner” refused to let them enter the establishment even though a patron was knocked unconscious inside. The owner allegedly continued to provide a false name, and also lied about what happened.
Read the full report after the jump…
On 09-09-2010 at bar close, approximately 01:50hrs there was a fight
disturbance in the entry to the V-Bar located at 21 2 Av in Seattle.
Sgt. Kraus was driving by and saw a group of primarily Asian males pushing
and fighting in the recessed entry area. The fight appeared to extend
inside the business as well. Due to the number of combatants additional
Officers responded quickly. A white female flagged Sgt. Kraus over and
told him there was a fight going on inside. A large group of combatants
fled as police arrived.
When Sgt Kraus attempted to locate combatants or victims, the employees of
the bar intervened and attempted to refuse officers entry into the bar,
which still contained patrons. When questioned, the
, insisted that there was no fight and no victim inside and tried to
physically block Sgt. Kraus’ entry into the bar. Sgt. Kraus explained that
there was a significant fight beginning and given the recent violence at
that location he was going to try and prevent any more homicides at the
began to yell at Sgt. Kraus that he couldn’t put that on them, and
denied any connection between the V-Bar and violent actions. A women
identifying herself as the owner came outside and also began to yell at
Sgt. Kraus also insisting that she was not responsible for any of the
violence that took place on the sidewalk. Sgt. Kraus attempted to explain
to her that the violence started inside and continued within their recessed
doorway. The owner began to wave her hands in Sgt. Kraus’ face in a
threatening manner and yelled over him, refusing to listen to his own first
hand observations. The owner then yelled at Sgt. Kraus to “Fuck Off” and
“I don’t listen to you”
a customer from the bar approached Officers and said that his
friend, had been assaulted severely enough inside the bar that
he was knocked unconscious during the violence. had been pulled
inside and put on a couch. Employees tried to conceal from
responding officers, and repeatedly denied that any assault or injury had
taken place, delaying treatment for the unconscious victim.
Once it became very clear that the V-Bar and owner were attempting
to hinder treatment to an injured customer, who had been assaulted inside
the business, and were attempting to hinder law enforcement from
investigating the incident I asked the owner for her ID so that I could
write an incident report. The owner told me her name was ” I asked
her for her last name and she said, “Just refusing to identify
herself to me. I told her I needed to write an incident report and needed
to list her in the report she told me her last name was and spelled
it with two . I asked her for her full name and she refused to provide
it to me, telling me I didn’t need it. I told her that I was sure liquor
control board would want to know who was present and I needed her name.
She told me again ” . I told her that since she wouldn’t provide
the information I asked for I would need to see her ID. She went into the
bar and then attempted to refuse me entry into the business. I pointed out
to her that she was licensed by the city of Seattle and Washington State
Liquor control board, and that there were customers still inside, including
the injured victim, so I could and would legally enter the bar and would
remain with her until properly identified. The owner finally provided her
ID, and I found that she had provided a false name. The person identifying
herself as the owner was
Seattle Fire responded to treat has suffered lacerations
and swelling to the right side of his face, he had regained consciousness
but was still disoriented and had obvious swelling to multiple contusions
on the head.
did not recall most of the assault since he had been knocked
unconscious but he did recall that there had been a physical fight
disturbance inside the V-Bar, and that staff began to push everyone toward
the front door in a wild push, combatants and non-combatants together. Due
to the small front door this compressed the violence and innocent
bystanders like were assaulted.
interviewed separately confirmed that the violence had started
inside the bar, and that staff pushed everyone together to the exit, and
that was punched multiple times in the head by one or more of
the combatants that were already fighting when staff pushed the
non-combatants together with the fight.
Once confronted with the presence of the victim and the witness accounts
both and admitted that they knew
the fight had started inside, and that victims had been injured inside.
They refused to explain why they had obstructed the police investigation
and delayed aid to the injured victim. Both and told Officers
repeatedly that they could prove there were no problems because they had
the whole place videotaped. When Officers asked to review the video they
said that they had cameras but none of them were on or recording.