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Grass Valley bar fight sends man crashing into music store window

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A fight outside a Grass Valley bar sent one man crashing into the window of a neighboring business Wednesday night, causing an estimated $800 to $900 in damage.

But so far, no suspects have been identified, said Grass Valley Police Capt. Rex Marks.

“I would love it if somebody came forward,” said Mary Ellen Sorci, the owner of Foggy Mountain Music and the approximately 150-year-old building on West Main Street.



Police responded to a call of a physical fight at the Nevada Club bar at just after 10 p.m., according to dispatch reports.

According to Sorci, a man and a woman were arguing outside the bar when two other people came to her aid and pushed the guy off her and into the adjacent music store’s window.




“There was blood all over the sidewalk,” she said.

When police arrived, the people involved in the altercation were gone from the scene, Marks said.

“We have no leads, so if anyone has any information, they should call us,” he said.

Sorci said the window has been boarded up with plywood, but that the tempered safety glass had to be ordered and would not be available until early next week.

Because of the age of the building, the window is not a standard size, she explained,

“The frames are all made out of copper, so we had to be careful how we attached the plywood,” Sorci said. “They had to fabricate a frame … What an ordeal.”

Sorci, who has owned the building for 38 years, said the last time the front window was broken was 25 years ago — when someone smashed it to grab two Les Paul guitars. Another enterprising thief cut a hole in the roof back in the days before motion-sensitive alarms, she added.

To contact Staff Writer Liz Kellar, email lkellar@theunion.com or call (530) 477-4229.


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