Bad fight at Poor Boys leaves man in hospital
HARRISBURG—Lack of action on the part of bystanders, and, more importantly, the management and employees, caused a man to be brutalized in the parking lot of a Harrisburg biker bar last night.
Poor Boys Lounge, owned (on paper, anyway) by Crazy Jim Watson, was the site of the incident, and the details we have on it right now are very sketchy, including the time of evening it occurred (although we were notified of it at approximately 8:30).
Our sources tell us that a bar patron, 30-year-old Brandon Bebout, was leaving the bar when just as he was exiting, another patron, Chris Wiley, 36, of Harrisburg, allegedly sucker punched Bebout.
This beating continued, after which Bebout was thrown outside. No calls for police or EMS were reported being made.
If it hadn’t been for a patrol officer passing by, Bebout may have been lying there still; it remains unclear how long he actually did lay there outside the bar before he was spotted. The officer called for assistance and Bebout was taken from the scene, ultimately ending up in a hospital in Evansville, having been flown there. As of this morning, the doctors tending to him had called in a facial reconstruction specialist.
Bebout’s face is such a mess because upon police responding, they viewed video surveillance tapes from inside the bar and observed that Wiley had allegedly landed 17 blows to Bebout’s head and face.
Wiley wasn’t at the scene, reportedly, when all this was going on; he’d already disappeared. Our Harrisburg sources are telling us he turned himself in later, however. He was charged preliminarily with Aggravated Battery; further charges could be pending, we’ll know more Monday.
Watson isn’t running the tightest of ships these days; he seems to be under an increasing amount of pressure for a reason that’s been revealed to us, but which will remain unpublished for now. That said, in the past, while there have been bad fights at the bar (where bikers are requested not to wear their “colors” to avoid conflict), they’ve usually been handled properly when all was said and done. This is a somewhat unusual event, and shows the impact Watson’s stress has left upon him, to have allowed this to go unreported as it did.
More as we get it. Keep checking back.
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