Matt Meidinger, the general manager at Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen who formerly managed Clock Bar over at the St. Francis, is eagerly seeking out a belligerent drunk woman who clocked him on the head with her high-heeled shoes before fleeing in a cab the other night. Meidinger tweets that he “spent the night in the ER” on Saturday/early Sunday following the incident because the blonde suspect apparently “cracked [his] skull” with the force of her blow.
Update: We contacted Meidinger, who writes in to explain the story, which happened outside the Balboa Café in front of several witnesses.
We wrapped up our one beer at Balboa and walked out to try and grab a cab. While standing there a woman (who I understand to have also just left Balboa) bent down to take off her black Louboutin’s and put on flip flops for the trip home. As she was doing this (in the middle of a very busy sidewalk) a man passing by accidentally kicked one of her shoes. Not down the street or anything, just bumped it with his own shoe. She started yelling at him and as he turned around to apologize with his hands already up in the air a good sized man with her punched him! I was standing a few feet away and watched the whole thing happen. I spoke up and said, “Whoa! Take it easy! Kicking a shoe doesn’t equal a punch in the face, Louboutin’s or not!” As the guy turned around to tell me to mind my own business the woman ran up and said, “Yes, it does!” and came down on top of my head with her heels. Blood immediately started pouring down the left side of my face so I pulled out my phone and called the police. At that point another of her guys (she was with two men, both early 30’s between 6’2” and 6’5”, 230-260lbs) ran over and told me to get off the phone. I said no and started to back away. He then punched me, grabbed my phone from me and threw it across the street. A random man on the street ran up and gave me his phone at that time insisting that I call the police back (This guy stayed the whole time, gave a thorough statement and did all he could to help. I don’t know his name, but I owe him a big thank you). At this point the two guys had both started fights with my two friends while I was running around on a strangers phone with the police while trying to keep an eye on the woman who was frantically running away. In the confusion, all three of them got away before the police had a chance to arrive.
Understandably, Meidinger’s pretty pissed. He’s seeking her name or the name of “her goon[s],” who appear to be Marina regulars — though of course she’s innocent until proven guilty. Contact him here if you happen to know her, and here’s her pic. He’s offering a $500 reward for any info.
Update 2: Following this story and the social media posts that followed, Meidinger did get her name, and the cops are now investigating.