Kid Rock was arrested early Sunday after a brawl at an Atlanta restaurant and spent about 12 hours in jail before being released, police said. The musician stopped at the Waffle House restaurant short
Kid Rock was arrested early Sunday after a brawl at an Atlanta restaurant and spent about 12 hours in jail before being released, police said. The musician stopped at the Waffle House restaurant shortly after 5 a.m. after his performance at The Tabernacle.
"He and five members of his entourage were involved in a fight with a male customer inside the Waffle House," said Mekka Parish, a spokeswoman for the DeKalb County Police Department.
The customer recognized a female with Kid Rock's party and exchanged words with her, Parish said. "It escalated to a physical altercation between Kid Rock and that male customer and moved outside to the parking lot," she said. At some point the customer punched out a restaurant window.
Kid Rock left in his tour bus and was stopped by police about a mile from the restaurant, Parish said. The musician and five members of his entourage were taken into custody on a misdemeanor charge of simple battery.
The other customer was charged with criminal damage to property, a felony, Parish said. Kid Rock was released from the county jail on bond at about 5 p.m.
The other customer was treated at a hospital for cuts and bruises. No one in Kid Rock's group was hospitalized.
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