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For most classy alcoholics such as yourselves, closing out a bar tab and realizing the amount of money you spent feeding your addiction to fun leads to a moment of regret and possibly depression. That moment doesn’t last long, though, as the alcohol takes over. Still, it exists, nonetheless.
While drinking alone at a South Daytona, Fl. sports bar on Friday, Jason Buchanan purchased and finished ten shots of Jägermeister, earning him an $80 tab for the visit. As if drinking ten shots of Jägermeister before 1pm wasn’t bad enough, he decided against paying his tab and escaped to the bathroom to set up his diversion.
Once in the bathroom, Buchanan set fire to a trashcan and attempted to quickly leave the bar. When stopped by an elderly patron regarding his actions, Buchanan promptly punched the old man in the face. For reasons unbeknownst to me, he was determined to make the old guy suffer. When another patron rushed to his aid, he too was punched in the face by the Jägermeister-fueled suspect. Thankfully, the victims reportedly only suffered minor injuries including a few bruises and a busted lip.
Buchanan fled the scene following the battery and was apprehended at a nearby bank shortly after.
He was charged with arson, criminal mischief, aggravated battery, defrauding an innkeeper of under $300, assaulting a law enforcement officer, and battery on an elderly person more than 65 years old.
Police believe his intention was to create a diversion in order to avoid paying his tab and that he was not intoxicated yet at the time of the incident.
Sadly for Buchanan, his antics turned an $80 tab into a $41,500 bail. He, unsurprisingly, remains in custody.
[via NY Daily News]