Gary Rob Brown believes cop is Taylor swift, wants to kiss him in downtown Nashville

Cookeville’s 50-year-old Gary Rob Brown was kicked out of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge on Broadway in downtown Nashville in the early morning hours of Feb 1 for disorderly behavior. He then sat on the sidewalk directly in front of the business, blocking patrons, and refused to move. Metro Nashville Police Officers arrived and only received nonsensical responses to questions they asked him. Brown repeatedly called officer Maximillian Goldberg “Taylor Swift” and “Steve Jobs” and stated he wanted to kiss him. He requested medical assistance but refused it when they arrived. An officer described his state as “in a heightened state and continuously speaking in a stream-of-consciousness manner that did not have any logical direction.” As he was being taken into custody for public intoxication, Brown reportedly began spitting in the direction of onlookers and shouting obscenities at them.

Unhoused man cons The Hermitage Hotel Bar out of $500 in food and drinks — Ronald Hutt

58-year-old Ronald Hutt stopped by The Hermitage Hotel in downtown Nashville on several days this week, eating and drinking at the swanky bar, telling the staff to just charge it to his 5th-floor room each time. The scam *almost* worked out for him, however, on Wednesday hotel staff observed Hutt, who is unhoused, “making a mess” in one of the hotel’s public restrooms. At that point, his story was questioned, and he admitted that he was not a guest of the hotel, nor knew anyone there, and it was a con to eat and drink at the hotel bar. After a brief chase, hotel management stopped him on the sidewalk as he attempted to flee, and police arrived shortly after. In total, he charged $499.44 in food and beverages to a room without authorization.

Downtown street vendor charged with underage drinking, days later — Gabriel Ryan Tyson

Metro Nashville Police met 19-year-old Gabriel Ryan Tyson in downtown Nashville in January during a routine check of street vendor licenses. They noticed he was dancing around on the sidewalk and drinking from an open bottle of Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling. They issued him a citation for vending without a license, he poured out the open container of wine, and everyone went about their night. Sometime later, the officers realized Tyson was only 19-years-old, and three days after the citation, Officer Shawn Kaelin swore out the pettiest warrants of his career, charging the teen with underage drinking and underage possession of alcohol.