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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