A man whose wheelchair didn't stop him from beating a lingerie bar patron over the head with a pool cue is one of three people facing prison time in the incident.
Two men are accused of beating three patrons of a Huntington Beach lingerie bar, and a bartender has been charged as an accessory.
On Sept. 15, two men brought a bartender at a Huntington Beach lingerie bar a change of clothes after a "wardrobe malfunction." They stayed and and ended up attacking three patrons, prosecutors charge.
Armando Correa Gonzales had a hearing in the case Friday. He pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon in December over the incident and was sentenced to four years in prison.
Melissa Gasco, 29, the bartender, has pleaded not guilty to accessory after the fact.
The Huntington Beach police did not return repeated calls about the identity of the other attacker, referred to as John Doe in court records.
Around 10:50 p.m., Gonzales and another man went to the Filling Post Pub on Beach Boulevard to bring clothes to Gasco, who had "some sort of wardrobe malfunction," according to a search warrant served by the Huntington Beach police.
One of the men went up to bar patron Mark Towers, 56, and asked, "Why are you looking at me?"
Towers said he wasn't, and that he was just watching a baseball game. He looked away and then felt a sharp blow to the back of his head. The man hit him "two or three" more times with a pool cue, and he collapsed.
Larry Brown, 46, was with Towers watching the game and was also beaten, causing redness and swelling to the right side of his face.
Michael Garnica, 52, had been sitting at the bar talking with other patrons. When he turned to see the attack, the second man rolled up in a wheelchair and hit him the face with a pool cue.
Garnica had a cut over his right eye and a cut on the back of his head that required stitches. The attack, police said, "was clearly captured on surveillance footage and all appeared unprovoked an extremely violent."