For the past few months, John has been working as a bouncer at a local restaurant and bar. The night of April 10, an extremely drunk man punch a woman, so John told the man it was time for him to leave. John followed the guy to the bar where the guy paid his bill and threw his change at the bartender's face. Then, John walked the guy outside. The guy turned around and head-butted John. John punched the guy in the neck. (It's tough to aim in a reactionary situation.) The guy then called the cops and pressed charges against John. He was served with papers on April 21 for two felony counts of assault and reckless endangerment, which carry up to a $7,500 fine and/or a 15-year prison sentence.
He took the papers to the General Manager of the bar, who said (something to the effect of), "Wow, that sucks, dude." and refused to back John up legally. He then sent John a text suggesting he also file charges against the guy to see if it will go away. Needless to say, John doesn't work there anymore.
On April 22, John went and filed charges against the guy, and we waited... and waited... and waited. After a couple of conversations with the State's Attorney, we received word Wednesday that the charges had been dropped. Today, we received the paperwork. That chapter is now over. Thank God!
Can we get John a real job? Please?
5 years ago