SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Video shows a brutal fight outside a Pacific Beach bar and restaurant that sent a bouncer to the hospital with critical injuries.
The assault happened at about 9:20 p.m. at the Firehouse, 722 Grand Ave., according to San Diego Police.
Four men tried to get into the restaurant through a side entrance but the main bouncer told them to use the main door, officers said.
One of the men picked up a metal crowd barrier stanchion pole and struck the bouncer over the head, said police.
The bouncer suffered a skull fracture and brain bleed. Officers said he is currently in critical but stable condition in the hospital.
After the pole strike, the three other men in the group began fighting with security staff members. One of the bouncers suffered a broken nose and the other two had bumps and bruises, police said.
The man responsible for the pole attack is described as African-American, in his 30s, 6’0” tall, 250 pounds with a muscular build. He was wearing a white t-shirt and jeans.
All four men left the area.
Anyone with information is asked to call San Diego Police at 619-531-2000.