Wharf bar owner, bartender tussle with troublesome tourists

Two tipsy tourists causing trouble at a Fisherman’s Wharf bar early Tuesday morning were injured during a brawl with the owner and bartender, police said.

One of the two visitors from the San Joaquin Valley was hospitalized after an argument turned to blows in front of the bar in the 2800 block of Leavenworth Street, police said.

The out-of-towners were intoxicated and causing problems when the bartender and owner escorted them out of the bar around midnight, police Officer Albie Esparza said. Outside the bar, a shoving match turned into an all-out brawl, police said.

One of the visitors, a 52-year-old man, suffered a swollen eye and lacerations to his eye and the back of the head. He was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The other, a 41-year-old man, suffered similar injuries but refused to be taken to the hospital, police said.

The bar’s owner and bartender did not suffer injuries requiring medical attention, police said. They were detained after the fight but not arrested, Esparza said.

No arrests were made in connection to the incident.

“It was deemed to be mutual combat between all the parties involved,” Esparza said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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