This story’s a real knockout.
Things allegedly got a bit out of hand at the Ashley Lanes bowling alley on a recent Friday night.
As relayed by WCBD, the March 19th mess began with 58-year-old Pano Micheal Dupree getting into an argument with his girlfriend.
Other customers at the Charleston, South Carolina alley took note, and before long, things got physical.
Per a witness’s account transcribed by police, Pano “started placing his arms around her neck from behind, trying to place her in a choke hold.”
He was also purportedly pulling her hair.
It was an odd choice for a personal injury attorney.
If Pano was going for the perfect strike of being Mr. Man, he rolled a gutter ball.
According to the New York Post, the criminal defense lawyer’s antics particularly upset one patron, so she took matters into her own hands.
When another woman saw (him attacking his girlfriend), she ran up to [Pano] and punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground, police said.
Cops arrived to find him still laid out.
Perhaps the guy guessed he couldn’t be grounded by a girl. If so, it must’ve been a real eye-opener.
Or closer — the blow to his face necessitated a detour on the way to jail.
The beaten bowler was taken to the Roper St. Francis hospital and then to an ophthalmologist.
The bruised bruiser eventually made his way to jail.
As noted by Channel2, it’s not Pano’s first experience with the po-po.
In 2013, he had his law license temporarily suspended after a dust-up with a Utah Highway Patrol Trooper:
According to the report, Dupree was a passenger in a car with a suspected drunk driver. After a contentious interview with the driver, troopers asked the passengers to get out so that they could tow the vehicle. Dupree refused, and locked the doors to the car repeatedly.
Troopers forcibly removed Dupree from the car and Dupree hit one of the troopers in the mouth and bit the trooper’s arm.
He faced multiple charges, including assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and public intoxication.
Back to the bowling alley and getting put down like a pin, officials booked the attorney into the Al Cannon Detention Center.
Reportedly charged with third-degree assault and battery, he was released the same day on $1,087 bond.
Bullies sometimes forget they’re like fish. Like they said in The Phantom Menace, “There’s always a bigger fish.”
Or at least a feistier one.
The story reminds me of a viral video from 2019 (Language Warning):
It’s a lesson to be learned: Even when you think you’re the one in control, the truth is, you may be about to get bowled over.
— New York Post (@nypost) March 30, 2021
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