The victim of a recent stabbing at a South Side sports bar told Channel 11 News Monday that he believes he was a victim of another crime.
Jay Barbour, 31, was rushed to UPMC Mercey Hospital after he stabbed in the stomach inside Levelz Sports Bar on East Carson Street in July.
Barbour told Channel 11’s Renee Kaminski that he was unconscious when he was rushed to the hospital, so he doesn’t know what happened. However, when he checked out of the hospital, Barbour said his cash, cellphone and jewelry were nowhere to be found.
“I feel victimized twice because I got to the hospital and then my belongings came up missing,” Barbour said. “Have you ever had a dream and you thought if it’s real or not? That’s what it felt like.”
Barbour said his watch was eventually returned to him four days later, and detectives returned his bloody clothing.
“My grandfather spent two days between security and patient relations going back and forth trying to find out where my things had went,” Barbour said.
Kaminski contacted officials at UPMC for their side of the story and was told, “For the patient’s protection, UPMC cannot provide any information on any patients who is a victim of a violent crime.”
Barbour said he simply wants his items returned, or to be reimbursed.