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Toppers International Showbar, a popular Athens titter, turned into a wild scene early Thursday morning. The incident involved an exposed penis belonging to an unruly patron, two arrests, and a 300-lb. offensive lineman from the University of Georgia carrying said patron out of the club by his belt and collar like a small child. He wasn’t a small child, though. He’s 59-year-old Joseph William Kirkland, and from the looks of his mugshot, he’s a big boy himself.
After exposing his dick to one of Toppers’ finest in a private room–and leaving it exposed, even after being asked to put it away–security was made aware and attempted to escort Kirkland out of the club. The bouncer, 31-year-old Andrew Ho Kim, quickly learned that Kirkland wasn’t ready to leave. A scuffle broke out.
Fists and elbows began flying, then a hero that Toppers International Showbar didn’t necessarily deserve, but one it needed at that point, stepped in to assist Ho Kim. It was UGA’s senior offensive lineman Zach DeBell, standing at 6’6″ and weighing about three hundo.
From Online Athens:
That’s when UGA’s 298-pound offensive lineman Zach DeBell stepped in to help the employees.
DeBell “carried Kirkland out of the bar by his belt and collar and had placed him on the sidewalk outside the front doorway,” according to the police report.
According to a source close to the situation, DeBell “carried him outside like a small child,” which I take mean he lifted him off the ground and walked him to the sidewalk.
Police soon arrived on the scene to find Kirkland laying face down, bleeding from his forehead, and with his ankles tied together with his shoelaces. The report doesn’t mention who immobilized him with his own shoelaces, but I’m assuming it was DeBell. Just makes for a better story.
Kirkland was arrested and booked on public indecency and public intoxication charges. Ho Kim was also arrested, however. In DeBell’s statement to police, he revealed that the bouncer punched Kirkland in the face when he was laying on his stomach. His charges were battery and possession of marijuana.
How about DeBell, though? Free lappies for the big guy?.
[via Online Athens]
Image via Twitter / @ZachDeBell