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SF strip club patron stabbed in the heart by security: Lawsuit

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Alfredo said he paid by tossing cash on the counter in front of a female staffer, who was apparently offended by the way he paid and called security to escort him and Arnulfo out.

Alfredo said he was dazed after he was punched in the nose and had his head thrown against a wall by a bouncer. He said he did not see Arnulfo get stabbed or see a bouncer holding a knife but believed the stabbing happened outside, where he later saw his brother suffering from a stab wound. Arnulfo was contacted for comment but did not respond.

“He kept saying, ‘They got me. They got me, man,'” Alfredo said.

Seven police officers responded to the nightclub at 3:35 a.m. to a report of a stabbing, where an officer noticed Arnulfo suffering from an apparent stab wound between 1 and 2 inches long on the left side of his chest, a police report obtained by The Standard said.

Alfredo suffered an “abrasion to nose,” according to the police report.

The report also said officers interviewed Arnulfo, who told officers he exited the bathroom and saw an altercation between Alfredo and club security. Arnulfo said the altercation became a physical fight and he tried to break up the fight and defend himself, after which one of the bouncers stabbed him in the chest.

The report said officers interviewed the club’s general manager at the time, Johnson Huang, who said a man grabbed one of the girls and threw money at her face. After that, the pair were asked to leave but refused to. Huang could not be reached for comment.

The suit demands damages beyond $25,000 but does not further specify the amount. The damages are for physical pain, mental suffering and loss of enjoyment of life, wage loss, loss of earning capacity and medical expenses.

Joe Carouba, who owns the New Century Theater, said he has not been served the lawsuit and declined to comment.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.