posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 10:08 PM
I had a similar thing happen to me many years ago. A friend of mine (large group of people) got kicked out of the bar and so we were all told to
leave. Most of us left, as did I, but I waited ACROSS THE STREET from the bar to wait for a few more people to leave too. Bouncer yells at me to
leave, and I told him I was waiting for my ride to leave the bar too (mind you, I was totally minding my business and was not the cause of the
Bouncer yells again, I remind him I'm on a public sidewalk and across the street and that he's not a cop.
Bouncer comes across the street with a large group of people, proceeds to place his hand around my throat and strangle me, and I don't fight back or
anything. I just say to him, "Man, I'm not fighting you, you're 100 pounds bigger than me, and I'm waiting for my ride, what the hell is wrong
He let's me go, and I begin to walk away when someone in the crowd, perhaps the bouncer, hits be in back of the head and I fall down. The crowd
begins to beat me to within an inch of my life (as a doctor later informs me if the weapon they had used to hit my head with had been 1 inch further
forward, the blow could have killed me).
Cops eventually arrive, I tell a cop what happened and he tells me I'm stupid and to leave.
I couldn't believe it.
Like you, I wanted to get vengeance, but as I apparently had no legal recourse (lawyers said I had nothing - no witnesses), I began to entertain the
idea of hurting the bouncer. It made be so angry that he had almost killed me, and also that he thought he could do something like that and get away
with it! In short, I went to a very dark place in my imagination.
Thankfully, I spoke about this with my sister, and she said to me, "Dude, it's not worth it. You could hurt this guy sure, and maybe get away with
it. But if you get hurt during the process, or get caught, you could end up going to jail for a long time."
She was right. I decided that someone, someday would hurt this guy, because someday he's going to do it to the wrong person, someone who has nothing
to lose. I had everything to lose, and decided to move on.
If you do sue, call the State's liquor control commission and report the incident. The liquor control commissions LOVE these kinds of cases because
they can use it to fine the bar, and also you might find out if that bar has similar incidents that have happened before.