Large Brawl Involving Bikers Outside Ocean Beach Bar Results in Stabbing and Man Knocked Unconscious – 1 Arrested So Far

by on June 7, 2023 · 14 comments

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San Diego police arrested a motorcycle rider Tuesday night, June 6, in connection with a large brawl outside a bar in Ocean Beach that ended with one man being stabbed and a second being knocked unconscious.

The incident began when three men — ages 19, 20 and 21 — got in an argument with several bikers outside a bar on Newport Avenue near Bacon Street. The argument turned physical and more people jumped into the fight, with 30 to 40 involved, said police Officer John Buttle said.

Before officers arrived, bikers began to scatter, Buttle said.

The 21-year-old man who was stabbed in the chest and the 19-year-old man who was knocked unconscious were both taken by ambulance to a hospital to be treated, a spokesperson for San Diego Fire-Rescue said. Their injuries were not considered life threatening.

The third man involved in the argument, who was 20, ran away and was not reported injured.

Police spotted three or four riders on Harley-Davidson motorcycles heading east on Interstate 8 near 70th Street and tried to pull them over but they didn’t stop.

After a short pursuit, one rider pulled over near Lake Jennings Road in Lakeside and was arrested in connection with the fight. The rest got away.

Police are investigating the incident and will be trying to identify others involved in the clash, a police spokesperson said. SDU-T

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Geoff Page June 7, 2023 at 4:24 pm

Cops couldn’t catch the bikers because they didn’t stop?!


Chris June 7, 2023 at 4:53 pm

Translation: Cops spotted a Dunkin Donuts.


kh June 8, 2023 at 10:36 am

It’s pretty easy to ditch a cop on a bike, especially if you run into traffic.


Geoff Page June 8, 2023 at 11:16 am

Maybe but it isn’t so easy ditch a helicopter.


Chris June 7, 2023 at 4:57 pm

When I saw the heading: “Large Brawl Involving Bikers Outside Ocean Beach Bar Results”, my immediate thought was Cheswick’s. I’ve seen a few colorful and at times downright scary situations there over the years lol.


Sam June 7, 2023 at 8:44 pm

Haha, attempted murder via stabbing is hilarious lol!


Chester June 9, 2023 at 8:58 am

I was right out front of cheswick’s when the fight went down. The strangest part of this whole situation was that all the bikers were huffing nitrous out of balloons minutes before the fight broke out. One guy even had a HUGE cracker filling up the balloons. So, one minute you got 40 bikers ripping nitrous and 5 minutes later they were head-butting, stabbing and stomping out these kids. They also took their sweet time leaving the scene. Bikers hung around for another 10 mins before all leaving down newport.


Sam June 9, 2023 at 9:57 am

It sure would be nice if that bar no longer existed.


Chris June 9, 2023 at 5:33 pm

Why? It can be a pretty fun place. You just gotta watch yourself. I’ve seen some ugly situations but have never had any problems personally.


Sam June 9, 2023 at 5:39 pm

You shouldn’t have to “watch yourself” in a public place. That implies that you have to live by somebody else’s code of ethics, which may or may not be known, or suffer the consequences of vigilante justice. Shameful that a place like this exists in our community.


Chris June 9, 2023 at 6:38 pm

Well that fact and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee. It’s a biker bar and is what it is.


sealintheSelkirks June 9, 2023 at 10:56 am

Nitrous was a major problem during all of the big NorCal 3-day outdoor concerts I worked over the years (98-2005). We confiscated tanks all the time if we could track them down. You’d follow the growing concentration of balloons coming your way until you were close enough to hear the ‘FSTTTTT,’ then us Rover security (not in ‘official’ crew t-shirts) would get on the horn to the regular security crew and we’d surround the tents that were hiding the tank so it wouldn’t abscond. We had to give the tanks back at the end of the concert but we freaking emptied them first. Howls of outrage!

I hated that crap, it made people freaking stupid! One time a young woman wobbling towards me with her balloon literally did a full-on face-plant into the dirt path at a Pig-Nic concert on Hog Farm right in front of me. Landed on a rock that broke out all her front teeth and busted her nose. I picked up the teeth waiting for the RockMed ‘gator to show up and transport her hoping they could be replanted since at least a couple were complete with bloody roots.

I’m not surprised that the ‘altercation’ started right after the huffing. Makes one stupid no doubt.



Chester June 9, 2023 at 11:56 am

I should mention that these kids that got beat up were pretty stupid and not in the right either. Two of them not even legal age to be in the bar. And they also instigated the altercation. The kids said some sh*t to the bikers…


Chris June 9, 2023 at 5:44 pm

Yeah that’s the thing. Every altercation I’ve there between bikers and non bikers was some young idiot being an idiot or being a twit. That place is what it is and can be fun as long as you know your place.


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