NANTICOKE - An argument about a NFL team led to a bar fight that left one man injured and another man facing charges.
Thaddeus Vincent Krysiuk Jr., 30, of Walnut Street, Alden, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment. He remained jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility on Friday for lack of $100,000 bail. He was arraigned on Wednesday by District Judge Donald Whittaker.
Police allege Krysiuk struck Lucas Scheitrumpf with a beer mug inside Rbar & Grill on West Union Street on June 29, according to the criminal complaint.
Krysiuk told police Scheitrumpf asked him if he was a football fan and stated his favorite team is the Pittsburgh Steelers. Scheitrumpf responded that he was going to give Krysiuk a hug. Krysiuk did not want a hug and put his hands up striking Scheitrumpf in the chin with a beer mug, the complaint says.
Krysiuk said Scheitrumpf was fidgeting and feared the hug offer was street slang to stab or cut him.
Police said Scheitrumpf sustained a laceration that required stitches and a fractured nose.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled on July 10.