Bar Fight Takes A Political Twist In Upper East Side Restaurant

A dust-up at the Sushi Gama restaurant took a political twist when the aggressor in the fight turned out to be the brother of NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer.

According to a story published in the New York Daily News, David Stringer was verbally abusing the staff at the Upper East Side eatery when the alleged victim of the attack, Jonathon Hayes, asked Stringer not to speak to people like that.

"That's when he turned and he punched me twice in the face," said Hayes.

After the fight was over Stringer sat down at the bar and asked for a cup of sake while telling the gathered crowd, "When the police come, they know me and I know them. Nothing is going to happen."

The police gave David Springer a desk appearance ticket for misdemeanor assault and released him.

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