Monday, July 27, 2009

It's All Fun And Games Until Somebody Dies

In college I knew people who liked to get drunk and find an excuse for a fight. "He looked at me funny" was often good enough reason. Unsurprisingly I didn't have an interest in joining in this activity. I was always a bit mystified, in part, because it's not all that hard to really really hurt someone, or be hurt yourself, in a fight. Then there's the death possibility.

Police are expecting at least one more man to surrender in the beating death of a 22-year-old man during a brawl Saturday night in a parking lot at Citizens Bank Park.


Police said the group got into an altercation with other patrons at the pub about 7 p.m., as the Phillies game was in late innings. According to police, McFadden's employees ousted the two groups from the bar, and notified police. The second group reportedly was made up of patrons of a Fishtown bar making a bus trip to the game.