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Vigilante Reportedly Stabs Would-Be Robber at House of Blues

Someone rescues a victim getting beaten up in the club's restroom but could now face attempted murder charges, authorities say.

A would-be robber was stabbed at the House of Blues in West Hollywood early Monday morning and his accomplice was arrested, authorities said.

The incident at the entertainment venue at 8430 West Sunset Blvd. was reported at 12:15 a.m., said Lt. L. Haselrig of the Los Angeles County sheriff's West Hollywood Station. One man was taken into custody, she said. The other would-be robber was treated and booked.

The two were attempting to beat up a patron in a bathroom and take his belongings when a vigilante stabbed them, authorities said.

The more seriously wounded suspect was hospitalized, and the robbery victim was nursing bruises from the bathroom beating, Haselrig said.

It was not known whether the person who aided the robbery victim had a knife or some other type of blade, she said.

Investigators were looking for the vigilante, who could face charges of attempted murder or assault with a deadly weapon, said sheriff's Sgt. Jon Klaus.

The club remained open after the incident, Haselrig said, adding that an investigation is under way.

me November 19, 2012 at 05:35 PM
the HOB has had many security issues for a long time now....it's time to shut the place down....obviously the management doesn't take these issues seriously
JP November 22, 2012 at 06:51 PM
the place has way too many places for stuff like this to go on. i'm surprised not more incidents have occurred. however, maybe then have, just not reported.

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