Mesa Pizza bouncer accused of knocking out customer's tooth for no good reason

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A Mesa bouncer allegedly beat up a patron and pepper-sprayed his friends.
A man who was hanging out with friends at the Mesa Pizza in Dinkytown early Sunday morning says he was assaulted by a bouncer.

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Gunnar Brown told the Minnesota Daily the bouncer "never said a word to me; he just started taking me out." Brown says the bouncer grabbed his jacket, dragged him outside, then knocked out one of his front teeth with two punches to the face.

"I don't remember exactly what I was saying," Brown told the Daily. "But I never touched the guy."

Brown's friends say they tried to intervene but were pepper-sprayed by the bouncer.

The bouncer later said he initially grabbed Brown because he thought he was responsible for turning the restaurant's lights off. Brown denies any involvement.

Nobody was arrested in connection with the incident, though Minneapolis Police Department spokesman Steven McCarty says an investigation is ongoing.

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jason.dorweiler
jason.dorweiler topcommenter

Sounds like Mesa is going to have to pay for this one.

eddogg67
eddogg67

Sue the fuckers. Get a class action suit going. This obviously happened more than once.

shutuptaylor
shutuptaylor

this guy is such a piece of shit! me and my friends were pepper sprayed and attacked by him for no reason. so were a group of my friends on a different night. the police did not do anything. this has to be stopped!

Nicole Twito
Nicole Twito

Sounds like EXACTLY what happened to my friends and I. Black eyes and pepper spray. He uses excessive force unprovoked. Btw, the police did nothing. Also, pepper spray sucks.

cliff43
cliff43

I think I will skip eating at any place that needs a bouncer. That's a bad sign.

Either way, the bouncer should pay restitution.

Christy Heller
Christy Heller

Janet Flamming, this was the place I was telling you about.

WKaplan
WKaplan

"....for no good reason."

YOUR WRITING IS BAD AND YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD

gynnady
gynnady

wait, we've reached the point at which pizza places have bouncers?

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

Get a good lawyer!

musicninja17
musicninja17

@Chris Haglund Good, cheap pizza. Sketchy bouncers. I've personally seen them threaten people for literally nothing :P

tastypastry
tastypastry

@WKaplan douchebag. it should read "for no well reason".

laxx1559
laxx1559

@musicninja17 I've seen quite a few shady things happen with the bouncers and patrons at mesa.  I've heard many stories as well, i.e. bouncers following people a good distance away from mesa, and assaulting them because they were angry.  They're supposed to be able to take verbal beratement, and not retaliate physically.

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