Student Stabbing At The Balboa Cafe

Holy crap! We just picked up the news that a visiting USC student was stabbed outside one of the mayor’s restaurants, apparently after some Stanford fans got into it with some Trojan supporters over a football game. The USC paper, the Daily Trojan, broke the story of the fight at the Balboa Cafe:

Kellen Spani, a senior majoring in business administration, was in stable condition Monday after being admitted to San Francisco General Hospital for stab wounds to the neck and chest.

San Francisco Police Department Sgt. Tomioka said Spani was stabbed at around 1:30 a.m. after coming to the aid of one of his friends outside the Balboa Café. Spani did not appear to be the aggressor in the fight, she said.

“There was a lot of pushing and shoving prior to the stabbing,” Tomioka said. “It seems that this young man tried to calm things down.”

Two suspects involved in the stabbing have been booked on charges of attempted murder, with one felony charge for each. Tomioka didn’t know what sort of weapon was used in the fight, except to say that it was some kind of blade.

Apparently, the fight started when a group of Stanford fans began giving the USC supporters a hard time. Things got serious and they all went outside to start beating on each other, when Spani stepped in the middle and got stabbed, according to the Trojan.

Fortunately, it sounds like Spani will be ok, but you’ll recall, he’s not the first visiting college student to get his ass handed to him on a plate by some angry locals. What’s up with all the hostility around here? And shouldn’t drunken frat boys be able to get along under a roof owned by their patron saint?

Student stabbed at SF bar [Daily Trojan]
Balboa Cafe [MenuPages]
Balboa Cafe [Official Site]

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Student Stabbing At The Balboa Cafe