LA MESA, Calif. -- Two men were in custody Monday on suspicion of assaulting a bartender and a bar patron after being ordered to leave a La Mesa bar for being too drunk and causing a disturbance, police said.
Officers were called to Parky's Bar at 6149 Lake Murray Blvd. shortly before 11:40 p.m. Sunday, according to La Mesa police. When they arrived, they found two men with facial wounds lying on the ground outside the bar.
The men were identified as David John Garcia, 41, of La Mesa, and 22- year-old Michael Henry Granillo of San Diego.
A bartender and a patron told officers Garcia and Granillo were heavily intoxicated and causing a disturbance inside the bar. They became angry when asked to leave, and one of them threw a glass at the bartender, according to a police statement.
The glass missed the bartender, who then attempted to physically remove the men from the bar with help from a bar patron, police said.
Garcia and Granillo allegedly each pulled out pocket knifes. One of the suspects threw his knife at the bar patron but he was not injured, according to the police statement, and the bartender and bar patron eventually overpowered the suspects, leaving them outside for police.
Garcia was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and immediately booked into county jail. Granillo also was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon but was taken to a hospital for treatment facial injuries, police said. He was expected to be booked into county jail once released from the hospital.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times