A 39-year-old Key West man told police six men jumped him in Old Town early Sunday to finish a fight that started at a Whitehead Street club.
When police responded to the call, Marvin Lee Smith was found holding a white Polo shirt coated with blood and wearing a white tank top that was also blood-stained.
Smith said he was walking near Truman Avenue and Whitehead Street the previous evening when six black men jumped him, one holding a knife, according to an incident report released Monday.
Smith, who is black, was later treated at the emergency room with nine stitches to his lip and three to his thumb. He had a bruise above his right eye and a swollen lip, police reported.
Smith said he grabbed the knife out of his assailant's hand and rode his bicycle to Denny's, where he asked employees to call police.
The stabbing came after a fight started at Coasters, 218 Whitehead St., Smith told police. He said he left the club in a car.
That fight was described in a separate incident report, in which a woman told police she was hit in the neck with a barstool thrown by a woman who was sleeping with her boyfriend.
Altovise Johnson, 38, of Key West, refused medical care and complained of neck pain but would not show police any signs of injury, Officer Edward Cutie wrote in his report.
No one at the club was willing to make a sworn statement, so no arrest was made, Cutie said. The 26-year-old woman Johnson accused of hurling the barstool told police she has six months left on her probation and would not have "ruined" that with a fight, police said.
The club owner told police Johnston was removed from the bar due to her aggressive behavior, and that no one threw a barstool.
Meanwhile, Smith said he was attacked an hour or so later while walking alone. He could not describe the men but said he would know them if he saw them again, Officer Monica Young reported.
Police aired a bulletin with limited descriptions of the suspects.
"Smith continuously repeated we would see them 'in a body bag,'" if he saw the suspects again, Young wrote. "Smith said he just wanted the incident doucmented, and that he would take care of it himself."
Smith was taken by ambulance to the Lower Keys Medical Center after making the statement.
"At this time there are no suspects or witnesses," Young wrote.
At about 5:35 a.m. Sunday, police were summoned to Smith's 59-year-old mother's Fort Street home, where the woman said her son had called to threaten her property.
Smith's mother said she had gone to the hospital to see her wounded son and had brought with her his ex-girlfriend, which infuriated the stitched-up Smith, police reported.
Smith demanded his mother leave his ex-girlfriend at the hospital, police reported, and when she refused, he became enraged.
Police said Smith's mother will try to obtain a restraining order against her son.