This is a long one.. bear with it please!!
Last night I was out in town at a fairly good / up market club with some mates and my girl friend. I go to this place probably once a month and is normally safe / friendly etc. I was sober and driving.
The night is ending, most people are drunk and we are getting our coats about to leave. One mate gets grabbed by some bouncers and hauled away up the stairs - he is struggling a little and I say it's cool we're all leaving anyway. I don't touch anyone, I don't bring my fists up in a boxing stance or take up some ninja style poise. Neither do I reach into a backback and bring out an explosive device protruding with various wires and flashing lights. I am just standing there putting my suit jacket on. ( ponce? lol )
Next thing I know, I get elbowed in the back of the head. The only person I was aware of being behind me was another mate, so I turn around to be greeted by a bouncer who immediately punches me in the face. Fantastic. Next thing I know he has me in a head lock and is pulling my hair!!!! WTF? And I'm getting dragged up the stairs and thrown outside.
It hurt I'll be honest! I was also pretty pissed off as I'm sure you can imagine! I turn around to face the two door staff and shout what the hell was that for and try and explain to them what was going on. Granted I was loud and emotional at this point. I calm myself down to listen to the female door attendant ( not the one that decked me lol ) explain that that's what happens when your feeling up girls all over the club and that they had loads of complaints about a bloke in a grey T-shirt ( this was my mate apparently but she meant me ) doing this.
Ok then - I unbutton my suit jacket revealing my yellow ( gay lol ) t-shirt and ask her firmly again why I was punched in the face and thrown out. No answer this time. I demand to speak to a manager and after getting told no no no, eventually I do.
He gave me some standard bull, eventually turned around to the fact myself and g/f were normal and not looking for a fight or drunken idiots. He offers me to come in on Monday to sort something out / free drinks etc IF I don't involve the police.
Everyone else thinks I should involve the police. I have 24 hours in which to report this.
What should I do? Is it worth phoning the police and reporting it? What will actually happen? Selfishly, I won't get anything out of it will I - and it'll take up a fair amount of time / stress and hassle?
Any advice appreciated. Sorry for the long post.