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Brothers arrested in pool table fracas

Original post made on Jun 3, 2011

A pair of brothers were arrested by police early Thursday morning and charged with throwing billiard balls and stools at people in the Alibi Bar on West El Camino Real.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 3, 2011, 1:53 PM

Comments (17)

Posted by MVNative, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm

That place is a cesspool.

Posted by Proud Sierra Club Member, a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 3, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Obviously the brothers were neglected as children and consequently developed no manners and compassion.

Posted by The Eye, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm

The Eye is a registered user.

Any bar named "The Alibi" is a automatically a criminal cesspool by definition.

Posted by Clear Eyes, a resident of Castro City
on Jun 3, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Violence and alcohol are unfortunately joined at the hip in far too many cases. Its an extremely dangerous and toxic substance and
this alcohol dispensary (The Alibi) is one of the worst in town.

Posted by jeremiah, a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Jun 3, 2011 at 10:28 pm

The Alibi has made a total turnaround in the last few years since the new owners, who renamed Ugly's, began removing all of the trouble making regulars. The trouble has nothing to do with the Alibi and everything to do with the Abebe brothers.

Posted by Rehab, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 4, 2011 at 5:21 am

"The trouble has nothing to do with the Alibi and everything to do with the Abebe brothers"

Actually, I think it has to do with the Abebe brtothers on alcohol.

Posted by sandy, a resident of North Whisman
on Jun 4, 2011 at 9:57 am

"A pair of brothers WAS....."

Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm

USA is a registered user.

"AA pair of brothers"

Ironic typo

Posted by Too close to youth park, a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Jun 4, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Why is this seedy place allowed to be in business in the first place? It's way too close to McKelvey park and the many kids who play there daily.

Posted by Dave, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 4, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Were is the correct term here, I was arrested, you were arrested, they were arrested. See the difference?

Posted by Patron, a resident of another community
on Jun 4, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Everytime I have visited the Alibi it has been a peaceful and fun place to be.. It seems to me, the only time there is problems is when people that don't frequent the place start trouble. And I'm sure they do the same anywhere they go.. So it is very unfortunate they blame this on the Alibi...

Posted by Grammar Police, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 4, 2011 at 4:40 pm

"A pair of brothers was arrested"

Would you say "The pigs was sold" or "the pigs were sold"?
How about "The pigs is sold" or "the pigs are sold"?

Posted by Roxie, a resident of North Whisman
on Jun 5, 2011 at 8:41 am

@ Dave and Grammar Police ... the correct term is "WAS" not "were". The WAS is associated with "PAIR" not "brothers". PAIR is singular, not plural, hence "WAS" is correct. "The pigs" is plural so "were" is appropriate, but your comparison is not. Shame on you grammar police, you should know better.

Posted by Thom, a resident of Jackson Park
on Jun 6, 2011 at 10:21 am

Good catch for the good guys. It's also pretty ignorant to blame the bar for these brothers actions. I've seen worse that this at much nicer places. What you're doing is the same as blaming a car for an accident.

Posted by Mr. DePortum, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 6, 2011 at 4:50 pm

These brothers should be deported NOW!!!!

Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 6, 2011 at 11:29 pm

USA is a registered user.

Alibis is just a dive bar on El Camino frequented by 20-something suburban white kids. A couple of Ethiopians show up and cause some trouble. No biggie. The are far worse bars in the area.

Posted by Dr. Rock, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Jun 7, 2011 at 3:58 pm

"I've seen worse that this at much nicer places.
Yes, the instances of violence do seem to happen a lot at alcohol dispensaries. Violence and alcohol sadly go hand in hand.
Its interesting though, that police chiefs in SF, LA and SJ have all stated that they have seen no increase in crime due to marijuana dispensaries operating in their cities...for over a decade.
Some facts are inconvenient to those who's minds are already closed on an issue though.

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