23-year-old Derick Zhang attempted to enter Nashville Underground just before 1 a.m. Sunday, along with his girlfriend, Hae Weon Lee. Due to her extreme level of intoxication, security refused entry to his girlfriend, which angered Zhang. After an initial argument, they walked away, but Zhang quickly returned to shout profanities at the bouncers and demand his girlfriend be allowed to enter. He then attempted to punch the security staff and missed on the first try. Bouncers Montgomery Allen and Ryan Jaggassar then attempted to restrain and detain him. During the tussle, Zhang bit Allen on his right calf and then spit the blood from Allen into the face of Jaggassar three times. Police arrived and took Zhang into custody.
Rick Ebelhar, a prominent 38-year-old businessman visiting from Kentucky, was released on his own recognizance Sunday after punching a security guard at AJ’s Good Time Bar in downtown Nashville.