D.C. Bartender Stabbed While Walking Patron Home Faces Staggering Medical Bills

David Schepp
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It began as a gallant gesture. An off-the-clock bartender offered to walk a female patron home. But the night would lead to a punctured lung, two surgeries and medical bills that could go as high as $100,000.

Mike Boone of Trusty's Bar in Washington, D.C.'s East Hill neighborhood was walking a customer home earlier this month when a man grabbed the woman's purse. Boone fended off the attacker but the fight left him with eight stab wounds, which included a punctured lung, Washington radio station WTOP reports.