SAN DIEGO — And these guys are supposed to be friends?
A 27-year-old man died suddenly after he and a pal exchanged repeated blows to the face during a punching game at a San Diego bar, police said.
The two men were friends and began roughhousing during a night of drinking at the Jolt’n Joe’s Gaslamp bar.
“We’re not sure exactly what the arrangement or what the game was, all we know is that they were exchanging punches, mutually,” San Diego Police Lt. Matt Dobbs told KNSD-TV.
Witnesses told cops that after exchanging numerous blows, the 27-year-old man collapsed. Bystanders attempted to perform CPR, but the man was later declared dead at a local hospital.
The man’s friend remained at the bar and was later taken to the hospital after complaining of chest pains. It was not immediately clear if he would face charges in his friend’s death.
Sean Kisner, director of operations for Jolt’n Joe’s, told the TV station that the victim was attending a friend’s birthday party and appeared to be having a good time before the fatal fisticuffs.
“At one point, while they were roughhousing, one of them collapsed,” Kisner said.
He said the victim worked in the local bar and restaurant industry and was well-known in the area.