Man may lose use of eye after Bernal Heights fight 

A man may lose use of his right eye due to the vicious fight in Bernal Heights on Sunday that had cops using pepper-spray to take down a crazed brawler, police said.

More information came to light about the brutal beating Tuesday. According to police, cops were called to the fight in the 400 block of Prentiss Street just after 7 p.m. and found the 59-year-old victim in bad shape, badly beaten and with his face covered in blood.

A witness pointed out the attacker to the officers, but arresting the thug wasn’t easy, police said. The suspect, a 32-year-old man, swung at a cop, then began “flailing his arms around,” which caused him to lose balance and fall to the ground.

Even while on the ground, the man fought off police. Cops used pepper spray to finally halt the fighting and handcuff the man.

“The victim was in serious condition and needed to get to the hospital as soon as possible,” police said. “The victim may lose the use of his right eye.”

The suspect was booked on multiple felony charges, police said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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