Nick Carter, a contestant on Dancing with the Stars last fall, was arrested last night in Florida after he and a friend physically attacked employees at a local bar. They arrived at the establishment intoxicated. The fight began when the bartender refused to serve them.
According to TMZ:
A wasted Nick Carter and his equally drunk friend got beat up by bar staff at a bar in Florida Wednesday night before getting arrested, with Nick allegedly trying to choke a bouncer.
According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, bar staff told cops Carter and his pal Michael Papayans were HAMMERED when they arrived to the bar before 7 PM.
Bar workers say they REFUSED to serve the guys and then kicked ’em out when they became angry with the bartenders. That’s when things got violent.
Witnesses and staff told cops one of the guys tried to sucker punch an employee — Papayans headbutted the bar manager and then Carter grabbed a bouncer BY THE THROAT!!
Cops say when they arrived on scene both guys were already restrained by staffers — and Papayans had blood all over his hands, face and knees.
Eventually, both men were arrested for battery. Carter is still in custody.
Nick, a member of the popular 90s boyband, Backstreet Boys, competed on Dancing with the Stars in the fall 2015 cycle, with pro-partner, Sharna Burgess. During an emotional DWTS segment, Nick and his pregnant wife Lauren learned they were having a baby boy. Nick and Sharna came in second behind Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough