She went out to have a good time, but instead a Manhattan woman cut her tendon at a bar that allegedly allowed patrons to pay to destroy items in a “rage room.”
Annaleigh Robbins-Sennewald, 25, says a visit to Break Bar on Ninth Avenue in the Garment District left her covered in blood and in need of surgery, and when she asked the manager for help, all she got was a Band-Aid.
The TV suit co-ordinator had gone to celebrate his birthday with friends at the bar, which encourages patrons to ‘crack’ their glasses after knocking back a few drinks.
Break Bar also offers 30-minute sessions in a separate room called the Wrecking Club, where you can destroy everything from plates to old TVs with crowbars and hammers for $169.99.
The “Rampage” session provides eight electronics and 30 “breakables” to dismantle. The price includes “guns and safety gear…so you can safely unleash the rage and fury!” the bar notes on its website.
“I had little heels so they gave me safety boots and basically gardening gloves. There is nothing protective,” the plaintiff argued.
Robbins-Sennewald also said he was wearing a helmet during the demolition derby.
“In the first 10 minutes, one of my friends dropped the glass, and the other one hit me with a crowbar, and the splinter flew at me,” he recalled. “I raised my hand to protect myself and it went through my protective glove and cut my tendon.”
A drunken Robbins-Sennewald said the impact of the injury was not immediately clear to him, so he held back for the remainder of the session.
“It didn’t seem right. I couldn’t move my finger,” he said, noting that the glove was covered in blood.
When it was time to leave, Robbins-Sennewald says, she asked a staff member for a first-aid kit, but she brought me burn cream and mosquito-bite wipes. … The manager brought me a bandage.”
He is seeking unspecified damages and accuses Break Bar of negligence in Manhattan Supreme Court filings.
“They weren’t prepared for anybody to come out of there with any kind of injury,” he said, adding, “They gave me safety gear and it didn’t work.”
He eventually had surgery to repair a severed tendon affecting his right ring finger and six months of physical therapy.
“I had a hard time the first few months,” he said.
In response to a request for comment, the insurance adjuster for Break Bar accused The Post of harassment and demanded the paper cease and desist from reporting on the lawsuit.
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