57-year-old John Gach, who was visiting Nashville from Connecticut, is charged with assault after he suddenly and without consent licked the hand of his server at the L.A. Jackson bar on the rooftop of the Thompson Hotel downtown. The victim, Crystal, told police she had come to the table where he was holding out his hand, and when she held out her hand while attempting to determine what he needed, he suddenly licked her. Gach says he doesn’t recall what happened; however, his wife stated that he likes to “joke around” and asked if they could apologize to the victim. Security had escorted him from the bar to his hotel room, which is where police charged him with assault.
John A. Gach of Twinbrook Dr in Huntington, CT, was booked on the citation for assault on October 10th and is scheduled to appear in court on December 9th.