TMZ is reporting that Nick Carter and a friend were arrested after a drunken bar brawl at the Hog’s Breath Saloon in Key West, Florida, last night.
According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, bar staff told cops Carter and his pal Michael Papayans were HAMMERED when they arrived to the bar before 7 PM.
Bar workers say they REFUSED to serve the guys — and then kicked ’em out when they became angry with the bartenders. That’s when things got violent.
Witnesses and staff say one of the guys tried to sucker punch an employee — Papayans headbutted the bar manager — and then Carter grabbed a bouncer by the throat and tried to choke him. As someone who has worked at clubs, I can attest that is NEVER a good idea. Security ALWAYS wins. ALWAYS.
Both men were busted for Misdemeanor Battery. Cops say when they arrived on scene both guys were already restrained by staffers — and Papayans had blood all over his hands, face and knees.
There’s a bodycam video shot by a Key West officer outside the saloon, where Nick and Michael Papayans blurted out their version of the fight. Papayans admits they were relatively drunk and that it was Nick that started the fight. Actually, it wasn’t much of a fight the way he described it — “They tackled me like they were f**king Navy SEALS or something.” Says TMZ:
The vid’s kinda dark, but the audio is crystal clear … especially when Papayans tries to drop Nick’s name to the cop, and gets no reaction.
Watch it below.