Was it at ‘The Flying Jug’?

A man is in a coma after being hit in the head by a flying beer jug.

A Hamilton man is fighting for his life after a beer jug thrown at him during an arm-wrestling contest knocked him unconscious.

The jug was thrown at the 55-year-old victim as he tried to calm down an argument between two parties to the arm-wrestling contest at the Still Working Bar in Lynden Court, Chartwell.

Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Greene says the man appears to have been an innocent victim. ?

He has had to undergo surgery at Waikato Hospital to relieve pressure on his brain and remains in an induced coma.

A 23-year-old man identified on security camera footage is due to appear in Hamilton District Court charged with wounding with reckless disregard but police want to speak to any more witnesses.

“Friday’s incident highlights the need for those holding work functions to ensure there are non-alcoholic alternatives available and the importance of ensuring steps are in place to get everybody home safely,” Det Sen Sgt Greene said.

Or perhaps plastic jugs?