Man Knocked Out During Black Oak Casino Brawl
Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office Vehicle
Tuolumne, CA – After a fistfight at Black Oak Casino this weekend, one man was left unconscious and detectives are actively investigating what sparked the fight and attempting to identify all those involved.
The call came in around 1:40 a.m. on Sunday, alerting Tuolumne County Sheriff’s officials to a brawl involving 10 to 15 people at the casino. By the time deputies arrived on the scene, the fight was over and a 30-year-old Sunnyvale man laid unconscious on the parking lot pavement between the casino and the hotel. Emergency responders treated the man’s head injuries and subsequently he was flown to a Modesto hospital for further care. There is no update on his condition at this time.
Casino security relayed to the deputies that some of their officers were also assaulted while trying to break up the altercation. It is unclear if any sustained any injuries.
Sheriff’s spokesperson Sgt. Andreas Benson shares that from viewing the security camera footage it appears alcohol played a role in the clash. Regard what caused the brawl, she adds, “We don’t have anything determined as of yet. The investigation is ongoing and deputies are gathering statements from several people involved in the altercation. They will also need to talk to the victim to see if he is able to give them a statement.”
Anyone with information regarding the fight or those involved is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 209-533-5815.