Police: Man punched after game of pool at Queen Village restaurant

Police say a man is recovering after a brutal punch outside a Queen Village restaurant.

The incident happened on October 5. What happened started out as a dispute over pool that turned a little rough with pushing and punches. Police say when the aggressor was kicked out of the restaurant, he waited outside and delivered a brutal punch.

"To lay in wait outside the bar and catch the victim coming out and cold-cock him basically it's not legal," Philadelphia Police Captain Sekou Kinebrew.

Police say the strike to the face is an aggravated assault--a felony--and they're asking the public to help them put a name to the guy who landed the vicious blow.

The victim suffered injuries to his face and is trying to help police, but investigators say it was a pick-up game of pool and he doesn't know his attacker.

Restaurant staff has apparently told police what started the fight, but the department's spokesperson declined to tell reporters.

Licensed as the Lale Lounge, the His & Hers Restaurant carries the proper food service and business licenses and police say is not a place known for trouble.

If you have any information about this crime or this suspect, please contact South Detective Division: 215-686-3013/3014 DC 18-03-058333