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Man beaten, hospitalized after clash at Doc Howard’s

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at 1:28 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Sep. 18, 2013, at 11:37 a.m.

A patron being removed from Doc Howard’s in Old Town attacked a bouncer, police said, and needed a trip to a local hospital himself after other bouncers came to their co-worker’s aid.

But the mother of the man beaten by bouncers disputes the account provided by police, saying Monday that her son was assaulted for no apparent reason.

The incident occurred at closing time, about 2 a.m., on Sunday in the 200 block of North Mosley, Wichita police Sgt. Bart Brunscheen said. The 24-year-old patron put a 23-year-old bouncer in a choke hold as he fought against being thrown out for disorderly conduct, and the victim nearly lost consciousness.

Other bouncers stepped in to rescue their co-worker, Brunscheen said, and the patron ended up with a broken nose and multiple lacerations to his face. He was taken to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis for treatment.

The mother of the man hospitalized said her son was helping a woman on crutches leave the bar and was attacked by bouncers because they were not exiting the club quickly enough.

The incident was captured on video, she said, and she planned to talk with a lawyer and the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office on Monday.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com.

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