Updated at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 6, 2012
Two men suffered facial wounds in a knife fight outside Parky’s Cocktails on Lake Murray Boulevard late Sunday after the bartender and a patron were attacked, police said.
La Mesa police responded to a report of a knife fight at 11:38 p.m. Sunday in the Big Lots shopping center between Dallas and El Paso streets, according to police Sgt. Bret Richards.
When officers arrived at 6149 Lake Murray Blvd., “they found two Hispanic males with facial wounds lying on the ground outside the bar,” Richards said. The bartender and a patron of the bar reported being attacked by the two men but weren’t hurt.
The bartender told officers that the men were heavily intoxicated and were causing a disturbance inside the bar, Richards said, adding that no reason was given for their argument, and the Super Bowl wasn’t involved.
“The bartender asked [the men] to leave the bar,” he said.
One became angry and threw a glass at the bartender, but missed. When the bartender and a patron attempted to physically remove the pair, a struggle ensued and both men armed themselves with pocket knives.
“One of the [men] waved the knife back and forth in front of the bartender and then threw the knife at the patron, who was in a struggle with the other…. The patron was not hit with the knife. The bartender and the patron managed to subdue both [men] without being injured.”
Under arrest were David John Garcia, 41, of La Mesa and Michael Henry Granillo, 22, of San Diego, police said. Garcia is being held on $30,000 bail, with arraignment set for 8 a.m. Feb. 27 in El Cajon Superior Court.
Granillo was admitted to the hospital with facial injuries, Richards said.