Man Fatally Stabbed in Front of Corona Bar Featured on ‘Bar Rescue’


Racks Sports Bar

A bar featured on the reality TV show “Bar Rescue” was the site of a fatal stabbing on Sunday night.

Police were called a little before 11:30 Racks Billiards & Bourbon in Corona after a witness called police with a report of a stabbing.

Upon arriving, police found a man with a non-life-threatening stab would. The man was taken to the hospital. A search of the scene turned up another stabbing victim who was dead when officers discovered him.

Police took a man into custody for questioning and it is unclear, so far, if the stabbings are related.

Racks, a pool hall that shares a parking lot with the Platinum Angels strip club, was previously called Angels Sports Bar. The name change was part of a remodel during a 2011 episode of “Bar Rescue” – which was the first episode for the series.

In the episode, host Jon Taffer sought to change the biker bar’s reputation. His crew spent 5 days revamping the joint – which, at least initially, tripled revenues for the bar.