Sutra Lounge Attack Victim Talks of Being Stabbed and Hit with Bottles in Club: Update

Categories: Crime-iny

See the update at the end of this post where one of those who claims he was attacked clarifies what happened inside the club.

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ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 27, 6:08 A.M.: If bloody attacks outside nightclubs come in threes, consider yourselves on notice, Orange County hotspots.

A week after Kim Pham was beaten to death outside the Crosby in downtown Santa Ana, three men were beaten by three others outside Club Sutra in Costa Mesa, resulting in two victims going to the hospital.

This began around 3 a.m. Friday at the club in the Triangle at 1870 Harbor Blvd., when the trio was attacked by what police Sgt. S. Selinske only described as "male Asians who appeared to be in their early twenties."

Two of the victims were treated for non-life threatening injuries at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, Selinske added.

Anyone with information about the fight is asked to contact Detective R. Hanson at 714.754.5162 or Sgt. Ed Everett at 714.754.5395.

UPDATE, JAN. 30, 3:42 P.M.: A man who claims to have been one of those attacked at Sutra Lounge contacted the Weekly to clarify what happened early last Friday. We are withholding his name because he fears retribution.

He said the attack was not outside the Costa Mesa club but inside, and that four people were injured, not three. Besides one person treated at the scene and two who went to Western Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, a fourth man went to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, according to the witness, who added the innocent bystander "got bashed in the head and stabbed in the arm."

The witness described the group he was with as innocent bystanders as well, and he said as they were watching musical acts they were "hit by bottles and stabbed, not beaten."

He accused club security of not doing anything to stop the attack and even allowing the three attackers to leave.

The Weekly contacted the Costa Mesa Police Department to get confirmation of the witness' description of the events in the club. We were told to urge the witness to speak to them, something we passed along.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!



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sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

so is the OC for or against the nightclub allowing the attackers to go?


I ask b/c I read the heads up given by Mr. Coker to potential drinkers and/or drug users sellers etc ( in a different weekly column)


on where DUI checkpoints will be

Wa_J
Wa_J

Sutra oversold tickets that night..over capacity X's 2...people were getting pushed and shoved due to no place to walk....packed like a can of sardines...somebody was bound to get shanked.....

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

Also you people complaining about the price of drinks. There's this invention called a flask. Suggest you try it sometime. Unless they search you with metal detectors. In that case you shouldn't go there because you can't protect yourself properly and don't want to end up like that poor girl at the Crosby. 

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

It’s like the Sharks and the Jets, both both sides are wogs.

Ocsutra
Ocsutra

The bottle bashing and stabbing happened insided sutra security should have been there and I heard a promoter got hit too. Get your facts straight

Keenan Roberts
Keenan Roberts

Favian Orozco, you're still running your mouth? How about you take your fat girl running instead. And what the hell is rag boy? That makes no sense. Thanks for the smart guy compliment, it's hard work getting a degree. But, what would you know about that.

Andrew Cusumano
Andrew Cusumano

Favian, the only way you're offending us is by projectile vomiting your ideas of right/wrong, tough/weak out of your head and onto the internet.

Bonnie Garcia
Bonnie Garcia

I don't know why people act so surprised this happens all the time in the OC. It's just not publicized its bad for business.

Meester Moosey
Meester Moosey

Cindy T. Nguyen we almost went here if this was the night eric dlux was spinning.

Guillermo Bilbo Escobar
Guillermo Bilbo Escobar

Bouncers don't protect you outside the bar, our job is to protect the inside of the venue and it's patrons as far as the door and that's it. You are on your own when you step foot out of the bar or club You were in. This isn't the first bar fight ever, it's unfortunate to have lost a young girl in Santa Ana outside the Crosby but the media just hypes up the situation.

Maddie GL
Maddie GL

Kevin Lipman This is why we haven't been

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

So a nightclub beating isn't a news story why?

Cris Holguin
Cris Holguin

How shocking it was probably due to the shitty $15 and served in a shot glass whiskey

Favian Orozco
Favian Orozco

Andrew Cusumano - you wouldn't know how to swing one. Another internet champ thinking he's hard...

Favian Orozco
Favian Orozco

Keenan Roberts - hey smart guy, you got offended by my original comment even though it was directed at wannabe tough guys starting fights for no damn reason. So yeah, I do think you're hurt by my stupid rag boy comment. Stupid rag boy

Ro Hart
Ro Hart

was this some kinda payback for the first one?

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

We've reported on club/concert assaults long before last week.

Julio Lugo
Julio Lugo

All the Asian are getting beat up in OC

tommywalas
tommywalas

I'm sure the ER sees plenty of gushers on the weekends regardless where they got their alcohol. If this was an isolated incident it was probably just a simple case of the liquid courage sh!! talker. If it was a robbery or attack on innocent people that's a different story. 

Amy Ramirez
Amy Ramirez

Jesse Hernandez what happened on Thursday did u find out?

Ryan Scott Whitehead
Ryan Scott Whitehead

So glad I don't go there but every time I got to Saddle or Black Knight the club goers are everywhere, that's why I go to Vegas!!

Keenan Roberts
Keenan Roberts

See, big bad Favian, talking big and bad. Keyboard warrior. Rag boy? Is that suppose to hurt my feelings? It takes a lot more than that, keyboard thug.

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

@vegandawg23  


so you are blaming victims and/or possible victims b/c they get blindsided by pos that


KNOW they are gong to attack!!


wow!

DodgersandAngels
DodgersandAngels

@Mitchell_Young -

When you’re a Jet,You’re a Jet all the way
From your first cigarette, to your last dyin’ day. 

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

@tlambert642  


thanks I read this



while the "bump" may have been innocent there is no telling whether anything after was race based or not


so IF that is true, why make it race based


( and I do agree that the media has an interest in controlling aspects of racial wars)


but why make it race based???



B/C WE HAVE ALLOWED/ ACCEPTED that racism should be used to control the majority in power,,


which generally are whites


that was acceptable ( not by me but by the hidden racists)


BUT LIKE ALL BAD DECISIONS ( hate crime laws;affirmative action etc)


KARMA IS AN UNFORGIVING BEE ATCH


when the immature are in charge


its all about who cries the loudest


NOT ABOUT JUSTICE


YOU WANT RACE TO NOT BE AN ISSUE IN THIS CASE???


then drop the whole selective ( or what was meant to be selective )


destroyer of civility that is the thinking of hate crime laws

realidee
realidee

any rationale individual realizes that where there is nightlife there will always be violence b/c alcohol, crowded spaces with people bumping into each other, and girls wearing next to nothing all make for a bad mixture...

tlambert642
tlambert642

No, Newport, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, HB, Tustin, Westminster are all part of Central OC

SickSnail
SickSnail

Favian calling people "wannabe tough guys". No thats ironic. 

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

I'm not laying blame at all. I'm only saying that at the end of the day, you are responsible for your safety. Not the bouncers who are just working there to pick up chicks or the cops who will only investigate after you're hurt/dead or your beta asian friends who are too scared to testify because they think it will keep them out of med school . You sweetliberty17761776 are responsible for your own safety. And carrying a weapon gives you a better chance of surviving a violent encounter. Especially if there's multiple attackers. Get a gun dummy.

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

@vegandawg23  


well except for the name calling :)



I do agree 


get a gun


but people shouldnt be discouraged form going to place b/c we have 


a leftist run society that loves the criminal out on the streets and doesnt want the good people to be armed

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