Vancouver police are investigating after a Yaletown waitress allegedly assaulted a woman at her bachelorette party over the weekend, leaving the bride-to-be with multiple cuts and bruises just three weeks before her wedding.
In a Facebook post, Alysha Thompson, 29, of Mission, accused a waitress at Bar None Nightclub of assaulting her on Saturday night without provocation.
Accompanying photos show cuts to Ms. Thompson’s foot and leg, along with a large gash on her forehead that required stitches. Ms. Thompson said she was “literally dragged out of the club by bouncers” after the incident, while blood gushed from her head.
“Thanks to the waitress who attacked me for no reason at [Bar None] last night,” she wrote.
“Now I have to deal with stitches and probably a scar on my face for our wedding.”
However, a statement by Vancouver police suggests there may be more to the story.
“It appears that [Ms. Thompson] was involved in an altercation inside the bar with two different groups of people,” Sergeant Randy Fincham said.
“We do know that there was another group involved, other than the victim and bar staff. It is important that these people come forward and tell their side of the story.”
Sgt. Fincham said police will review video to establish exactly what happened inside the club, which is located in the 1200-block of Hamilton Street.
Meanwhile, people have inundated Bar None’s Facebook page in support of Ms. Thompson. In a posted reply, Bar None staff acknowledged Vancouver police are investigating the matter and said the club takes the safety of its patrons and employees seriously.