Intoxicated patron smashes bottle into performer’s guitar, chops his leg “like a tomahawk”

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24-year-old Zachary Lindsey faces multiple charges after witnesses say came to the stage of Honky Tonk Central Saturday night and used his fist “like a tomahawk” to assault performer Rob Roark, swung a music stand around above the crowd, and then ended his own performance by throwing a glass beer bottle into the performer’s guitar, with a perfect landing.

Metro Nashville Police responded to Honky Tonk Central early Saturday night at 329 Broadway in downtown Nashville. A patron, later identified as Zachary Lindsey, came into the 2nd floor of the bar where Rob Roark was playing on the stage. Witnesses report Lindsey spent the first few minutes at the venue about a half-dozen rows back from the stage and appeared to be making obscene hand gestures to the band on stage, who were not familiar with the patron, who was already heavily intoxicated by all reports. There was a bachelorette party between him and the stage, and without any warning, he pushed through the group of women and came up to the stage where he assaulted the performer by using his fists to “strike him as if he were a tomahawk” (witnesses may have also been intoxicated).

Zachary Lindsey (MNPD)
Zachary Lindsey (MNPD)

Zachary Lindsay would then assault the performer again in the chest, punching Roark, and spearing him in his hips with his hands. A witness described his methods of attack as a “drunk toddler practicing karate”. After one of the attacks on the singer, Lindsey was pushed off and he fell onto the ground with the audience, where he just sat in a stupor, literally dazed and confused, for several minutes. Once he regained his composure, he grabbed a mic stand and attempted to swing it around above the crowd, but a quick-thinking artist grabbed the mic cable, which was wound around the base of the stand, to prevent it from going very far and being used as a weapon. Security would note that in addition to being intoxicated, Lindsey ‘nodded off’ several times while being detained.

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Rob Roark's Guitar impacted by a bottle thrown by Zachary Lindsey
Rob Roark’s Guitar impacted by a bottle thrown by Zachary Lindsey [via Rob Roark]

In the grand finale of his performance, Lindsay grabbed a glass beer bottle and threw it at the members on stage, however, it landed ever so perfectly in a PRS Angelus acoustic guitar, valued at around $3,000. Not to be deterred, and with the crowd cheering him on, Rob Roark finished his set by picking up that damaged guitar and getting one last song out of it, as the crowd reveled in the arrest of Zachary Lindsey. In a happy turn of events, PRS Guitars was contacted, and after hearing about the incident, and the history of the acoustic guitar, which Roark has played for over a decade, they are sending Roark and brand new guitar from their artist stock.

Social Media Post by Roark, days before the incident
Social Media Post by Roark, days before the incident

As for Zachary Lindsey, he was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail, and charged with assault, public intoxication, and felony vandalism. Night Court Commissioner Carolyn Piphus set his bond at $250 on the assault on the human, $250 for the public intoxication, and $2,500 for the vandalism. He posted bond hours after arrest via On Time Bail Bonds and was released to his Collierville, TN address.

Lindsey, Zachary6020791293 CREEK VALLEY DR
Collierville, TN 38017
Assault
Lindsey, Zachary6020791293 CREEK VALLEY DR
Collierville, TN 38017
Public Intox.
Lindsey, Zachary6020791293 CREEK VALLEY DR
Collierville, TN 38017
Vandalism $2,500 or more

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  1. DDDDDuane

    This guy looks like a total deushbag female to male tranny…..

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