Kenosha man knocked unconscious for breaking up bar fight
KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Kenosha man has been out of the hospital for a few days after a bar fight knocked him to the ground.
Patrick Lambert was seriously injured trying to do the right thing.
"I couldn't eat. I couldn't even drink water... My thoughts -- I couldn't think. I couldn't sleep at all. I was in so much pain," said Lambert.
Police haven’t said exactly what happened Saturday night at Shenanigans Pub and Grill in Kenosha.
The bar security cameras captured the fight that knocked Patrick unconscious. He was airlifted to Froedtert in Milwaukee. He says he's had two MRI scans that show his brain is bleeding.
Shenanigans did tell reporter Lindsey Branwall the security cameras show Patrick wasn't causing any trouble. He used his arms to break up a fight between two women.
"He was trying to protect his cousin, which I'm proud of. That's what you do; you protect your family," said Judy Tally, Patrick's mom.
Patrick was trying to make peace his cousin and another woman. The bar manager said the video shows a female punched Lambert and he fell to the floor. They also told CBS 58 they don't recognize any of the 20 people were involved, saying they may be from Illinois.
But Kenosha Police have released photos, saying men were involved in a battery case at the bar. They are asking for the public's help to identify the men.
Lambert's injury left him with no memory of what happened for most of the night, including the incident itself.
Tally is concerned bar employees didn't call 911 fast enough.
"The only call that came out of that bar was a call for 911 medical help. No fight, no disturbance, he was already down," said Tally.
The bar tells us as the fight broke out, employees were trying to clear all the glass from the bar so it couldn't be used as a weapon.
Lambert says, with the brain injury, conducting an interview was tough.
"Usually my speech would be okay. I would have no problem thinking as fast as possible. I can't speak... it's just not coming out right. My thought process isn't where it should be."
His mom is now giving him 24-hour care as they wait to find out who hurt him.
"I want to see this surveillance. What happened?" said Lambert. "I want the cop to come, and say, 'This is what happened to you. This is how many people hit you. This is how...'"