A Michigan man is accused of inciting a riot inside a gay bar after going on a butt-grabbing rampage, the Royal Oak Tribune reports.
The alleged incident happened four days before Christmas last year at Soho, a popular gay bar in Ferndale, Michigan.
75-year-old John Kuhlman allegedly grabbed a man’s butt two times before punching his friend in the face, then offered him money for sex, then started a fight that had nearly everyone inside the establishment throwing punches at one another.
This week, Kuhlman had a video hearing with the Ferndale 43rd District Court after being arraigned back in March.
According to police, an unnamed 37-year-old man was enjoying drinks with his friend when Kuhlman approached and immediately got handsy with him.
“Mr. Kuhlman twice grabbed the victim’s buttocks without permission,” Sgt. Baron Brown told the court. “The victim’s … friend intervened and told the suspect to stop. At that point the friend claims Kuhlman socked him in the face.”
After punching the man’s friend, Kuhlman allegedly propositioned the 37-year-old for sex.
“After grabbing the victim, the suspect made a statement to the … victim that he had a lot of money and asked the victim if he wanted to go home with him,” Brown said.
Employees at the bar witnessed Kuhlman punch the man’s friend and intervened. As they were kicking him out, he began punching them as well. Soon an all out brawl broke out, with everyone in the bar fighting everyone else.
Police were called and arrived a short while later to find the place in complete chaos.
“When we arrived we found a pile of people on the floor in the bar with Kuhlman trying to get up and get away,” Brown said.
Kuhlman is charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, which is punishable with up to two years in prison. He also faces two additional counts of assault and battery.
Kuhlman’s attorney did not return requests for comment.
No bar I’ve ever been to has this ever happened. Ok maybe on those days of the week that end in Y. Lol
No body wants to grab your ass.
This guy is a top-notch fighter. People are lying on the floor after fighting and I assume that everyone was fighting the grab-asser.
Unbelievable. The guy who’s ass was pinched had every right to slug the guy doing this. It’s called self defense. it never surprises me how some people think they can take liberties like this especially in a place like a gay bar with its often sexually charged atmosphere. One thing for certain, if this bastard did this to me, he’d have broken fingers or wrist much less a hand. Too bad the victim didn’t sue for monetary damages as he probably could get a nice settlement for his trauma. At least this is what I’d do along with probably many more people. BTW: Why wasn’t this creep required to register as a sexual offender? Make his life a living hell
was he drunk??? I had my butt grabbed multiple times in gay bars (I did have a great ass back then, still OK)- Didn’t know I could have sent them to jail for 2 years….I think the fights should be a bigger concern.
When I was young and cute, I never minded anyone who pinched or grabbed my butt. A couple times I’ve been fondled, but fortunately it was a pretty hot guy so I didn’t mind.
now that I’m older, I certainly wish more guys would grab my butt.
Look, if you are at a gay bar, it kinda comes with the territory. If you are offended, just say, please don’t do that again. If someone is obnoxious, then you can get more aggressive.
But a first time squeeze? Consider it a compliment.
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