Clearwater, FL (February 15, 2019) – A man identified as 35-year-old William Andrew Roy was arrested after he damaged a strip club with a hatchet when he was thrown out. Allegedly, he refused to pay his tab.
Roy was arrested for petty theft, criminal mischief, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is currently being held in custody at the Pinellas County Jail on $32,250 bond.
Roy had been at the Oz Gentleman’s Club on US-19 when he told those working at the bar that he wasn’t able to pay his tab for five Bud Lights. Roy later returned to the business with a hatchet and tried to harm the bouncer who threw him out.
The bouncer and other customers ran back inside the establishment so that he could not cause them harm. At this time, police have not reported whether or not they incurred any injuries.
Roy swung his weapon all over the front of the establishment and caused over $1,000 in damages.
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