Fight At Dark Horse Draws Police

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

At least five police vehicles and an ambulance converged on Dark Horse Saloon early Sunday morning, after a fight broke out at the Main Street establishment, according to a Bel Air Police officer at the scene.

The large-scale response came shortly before 2 a.m. when a call came in for a fight involving between 10 and 15 people, the officer told Patch.

It was unclear if anyone was injured during the fight. No further information was available as of post time and the investigation is ongoing.

This is the second violent incident at the bar within a week. Two people were stabbed during a violent incident outside Dark Horse on Dec. 1.

Jeff December 10, 2012 at 02:46 AM
How does an article about a bar fight turn into a debate on Obamacare?
Matt December 10, 2012 at 02:51 AM
PC Tech... What in gods name does Ray Kroc's wife and your Nigerian Money Scammer-esque grammar have to do with Dark Horse having too many fights? They switched names before because of too many fights putting their license in jeopardy. Seems like the same element is putting it in jeopardy again.
Marylee Archer December 10, 2012 at 03:18 AM
An eye witness told me there were 15 police officers and 2 ambulances for one girl who was hit in the head by a black male. She fell to the ground unconscious and was taken to the hospital.
Harco410 December 10, 2012 at 03:34 AM
She was hit by a white male
Harco410 December 10, 2012 at 03:42 AM
And by hit I mean he kicked her in the head while she was already down and being hit by 3 other girls
Phil Dirt December 10, 2012 at 03:48 AM
PcTech seems to have a random sentence generator that he uses to produce these gems. Reading his posts let you see what it's like to be liquored up at Dark Horse, but without the violence.
railslave December 10, 2012 at 06:38 AM
management isnt worth a hoot there. shut it down.
Take Responsibility! December 10, 2012 at 12:34 PM
PC Tech, do you have Obama testicle shaped dents on your chin?
1ke December 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Your bitterness in light of the fact that you supported a losing candidate in the last election and continue to follow an untenable political agenda aside, why don't you just read what the man writes and pipe down? At least he is detailed and coherent. Looking over your posts, it seems that you can barely write a paragraph and certainly not one without slurs or sexual innuendo.
Karl Schuub December 10, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Not sure I want it shut down but they certainly have some splainin' to do. This bar needs to submit a plan to the liquor board suggesting the changes they will make to minimize the issues there. They also need to train the bartenders and wait staff how to recognize when someone needs to be cut off from being served. I would suggest they simply announce last call long before 2...it might help mitigate everyone pounding thier last few drinks and everyone spilling into the street right at 2. A much earlier last call is a simple fix to a mass exodus, but then again they'd lose a bit of money and they apparently are in it for the money with little if any concern for public order.
Sarah December 10, 2012 at 02:18 PM
The bouncers aren't allowed, per BA police, to do anything in the parking lot. They also cannot keep people against their will inside. With that being said, I believe this happened at closing time, in the parking lot. From my experience with Dark Horse there are always at least 3 police cars present in the parking lot at this time ...
Sarah December 10, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Karl, I respect your opinion, but you are way off. How do YOU know these people were "cut off" drunk? That's right, you don't. Get over yourself. The security staff is trained just fine. They do not and cannot do anything in the parking lot. That control in the parking lot is up to the police that patrol that said area of Bel Air. Stop being so quick to judge everything and anything.
Karl Schuub December 10, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Sarah - I understand why the owners, staff and loyal patrons want to sing that song, but if the folks involved in these melees were drinking at DH then the bar has some culpability for injuries and fights. The first thing the folks that run that place need to do is recognize they have a problem - the solution starts with that. If the only thing we hear is a repeated parroting of "not our fault - it's the parking lot" then we'd just as soon shut down the place because it's an indication that the management intends to do nada to fix it and foist the problems and costs unto the taxpayers.
Justin December 10, 2012 at 02:48 PM
If it isn't Dark Horse it will be Mcgercks....it isn't the establishment. Everyone in bel air knows if you want the young wasted dance party go to dark horse. When they shut it down it will switch to mcgercks or another "no-cover" bar. The police should be on foot outside of these bars near last call. I think more security could help or more active security but i don't blame them. Idiots are going to be idiots no matter what you do.
MVPHKR December 10, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Ron, just to let you know, "ghetto music" is the music played in the ghetto. Do you understand it now?
MVPHKR December 10, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Oh, I think that's guaranteed to happen!
Sarah December 10, 2012 at 03:02 PM
You always have something negative to say. You have no idea what the staff/management are doing to fix the issues that have taken place these last 2 weeks. So you mean to tell me once someone leaves that establishment anything that happens from that point until they arrive home is Dark Horse's fault? That's BS. The drinking age is 21 years old. I would hope to God that by the time you are 21 years old you are able to be held accountable for your actions in public. If you want to drink and act like a fool that's YOUR fault, not the places where you drink. How are the bartenders supposed to know how much someone can handle or how they are going to act once they get a certain amount of alcohol in their system? If they aren't falling all over the place then well they don't know. Also, you are always preaching about taxpayers and how they are footing the bill. Guess what? You'll be footing the bill for stupid crap for as long as you pay taxes. Get over it.
Karl Schuub December 10, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Spoken like a person who hasn't paid taxes very long. Wouldn't you like your taxes to pay for constructive things; rather than destructive things? If the police can't hire another officer because of budget shortfalls due to overtime costs because of DH then it has a negative effect on the community. That officer might have saved a life; arrested a burglar, arrived at an accident scene in time to administer first aid...any number of positive things that we'll forego so that DH can get people really, really drunk.
franking December 10, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Liberalism is a mental illness.
Dave Sample December 10, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Alot of you guys are off base. The police is there to protect the citizens. If that mean they have to go to the bar when it closes, that is what they do. Police will go where there is a more liklieness of crime. So while we don't want people to act like fools they will and the police will be there to take them to jail. If your child is the one on the ground being kicked, you will want the police there as soon as possible. As a parent we teach our kids to avoid these type of places or situations but sometime trouble find us even when we think we are OK. And it is the duty of the bartender to decide if someone is too drunk. You do not have to be falling down. They take classes given by the liquor board on alcohol awareness. I was a bouncer for a few years and had to take a course on alcohol. Had to see other stuff like sleepyness, slurr speech, stares and other stuff. Black or white, some people are just fools. If the bar continues to attract these fools and does not look to control the happenings, then the bar might need to be shut down. I moved out of the Baltimore city because where I was just walking outside to the store was dangerous but so I moved to Bel Air. All people are nice to me up here even the Harbillies someone said. See them as people who are OK and are OK with me. I don't go to the bars where these troubles are. Only had issue once with someone my own color and it was because this person was a fool.
drunknomore December 10, 2012 at 08:31 PM
As my favorite TV personality says "Nothing good comes from over indulging with alcoholic beverages, nothing". I believe onesself is responsible for onesself and if you are too irresponsible to do so you deserve what ever comes your way, police, bouncers, bar owners, bar management cannot and will not change that.
Patrick Swayze December 10, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Anybody know where I can sign up to be a bouncer? I'm the best damn cooler in the business. I think you saw my work at The Double Deuce
Patrick Swayze December 10, 2012 at 10:31 PM
They just need to bring me in to hit a couple roundhouse kicks to the face
Mary Hall December 11, 2012 at 08:22 PM
The lot is owned by the county. People can't find parking at Looneys Mcgerks and other bars downtown and park in front of DH. That's why so many fight happen there. Most are not even ppl drinking at DH, but all the publicity goes to the DH.
Mary Hall December 11, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Small mindedness is an illness, move to a country that supports fascism
Tim Jones December 11, 2012 at 08:49 PM
I was there and this is what happend.... this black guy got smart with this white guy for asking him to move from his table when he came off the dance floor with his friends the black guy said to the white guys walk out side cracker ... So the white guy started walking away then the black guy ran up on him and hit him in the back of his head then some girls jumped on the white guy and then some other girls jumped on those girls then it spilled into the parking lot and it looked to me like all these people where fighting only 3 or 4 other people.... From what I saw there was 3 or 4 people that were fighting 1 or 2 people a piece. I saw the white guy and his friends try to leave when this black guy and his friend jumped him again from the back then the white guy only had 2 girls and some other guy helping him fight off this crowd..... The Girl that got Kicked in the face even though sad was not on the bottom she was on top of 1 girl along with 2 other girls..... From the crowd outside fighting i was not even sure they were all old enough to be in a bar!!!!!!!!!!!! If you want better security it should start with proper technology to ensure you are not letting in minors... Like Id scanner!!!!!! Small price to pay to keep the establishment open and enjoyable for ADULTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Belair Loser Lookout December 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM
I can say this: I have been at the Darkhorse several times over the past few years. Every time, an altercation broke out. Either some white, wanna-be thug, or some hood rat from southern harf co was involved. I am not be racist here, but it's the truth. I would say to start patting down thugs that look the part. Call it discrimination, or whatever you feel like. If grown men wanna walk in to a bar in the county with their ass cheeks showing through their boxers, they are inviting the stereotypes anyway. They are just looking for trouble with that "What you lookin' at" bullshit. If you thug punks don't like it, then take your badass selves and start some trouble somewhere else, like downtown for starters. See how long you all last doing that!
Belair Loser Lookout December 13, 2012 at 10:13 PM
You mentioned a cover, and the lack of the thugs not wanting to pay it. I thought gangstas had money from their gangsta-thug life? Guess not. Keep that trash out of Bel Air is what I say. We have enough trouble with the junkies and meth heads in Harf Co. We don't need scum like this in our town.
Belair Loser Lookout December 13, 2012 at 10:16 PM
If you can't wear pants that fit, and shirts that don't hide your knives and gats, then you shouldn't be allowed in a harf co establishment. Keep that element of people where it belongs.
Belair Loser Lookout December 13, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Exactly. Keep that scum from coming in at all, and problems will be fewer.


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