Buscemi Stabbed, Vaughn Arrested in Bar Brawl

ByABC News
April 15, 2001, 5:13 PM

April 13 -- Actors Steve Buscemi and Vince Vaughn and screenwriter Scott Rosenberg were involved in a nasty bar brawl early Thursday that resulted in four arrests and hospitalization for Buscemi.

Buscemi, Vaughn, and Rosenberg are currently filming the aptly named Domestic Disturbance in Wilmington, N.C. The three were hanging out at the Firebelly Lounge when two local men allegedly picked a fight with Vaughn after one of their girlfriends began talking to the Swingers star.

The men went outside, where they began scuffling around 2 a.m. Police on patrol saw the struggle and broke it up, but the damage had already been done: Buscemi was stabbed above the eye and in the jaw, throat, and arm, police said. He was treated at a local emergency room and released.

Timothy William Fogerty, 21, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill for allegedly stabbing Buscemi, who has starred in dozens of movies, including 28 Days and Fargo.

While Fogerty was being handcuffed, another battle broke out. Vaughn who was maced, according to Entertainment Weekly Rosenberg, and two other Wilmington men were arrested and later released after posting bond.

Buscemi returned home to New York to recuperate and is apparently consulting plastic surgeons for his wounds. "The situation could have been life-threatening," a source told EW.

Filming is scheduled to continue, though with some scheduling changes, with one month left on the project, The Associated Press noted.

Reuters contributed to this story.