South Carolina

October 25, 2013

Man claims bouncer assaulted him at gentleman's club

A 65-year-old man told Myrtle Beach police that a bouncer at a gentleman’s club assaulted him after he was escorted out of the business, but officers did not find enough probable cause to arrest the suspect, according to a police report.

The victim called officers about 10:30 p.m. Thursday to Derriere’s at 804 Seaboard St., to report he had been assaulted by a 31-year-old man, police said.

The victim said he as asked to leave the club and was lead outside by the bouncer, according to the report. But once outside, the victim said the bouncer tried to choke him and threw him to the ground.

The victim said the bouncer then picked him up by his jacket, which choked him, according to the report. The victim suffered a small cut on his neck.

The bouncer told police that the victim was trying to sell narcotics to employees inside the club and that was when he was asked to leave the club, according to the report. The bouncer said the victim walked out and he denied touching the victim.

Witnesses told police that the bouncer did not touch the victim, according to the report. Officers determined there was not enough evidence for criminal charges because the victim’s story was not consistent with his injuries. The officer will present the information to the Clerk of Court to have them determine if enough probable cause exists for an arrest warrant.

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