Rod Stewart charged after allegedly punching a security guard on NYE
The incident supposedly started after Stewart and his party were denied access to a private event held at a Palm Beach hotel known as The Breakers.
Hotel security guard Jessie Dixon told police that he was working at a private event in the children’s area of the hotel when he saw a “group of people” wanting to gain access.
According to the police report that has been obtained by The Daily Mail, Stewart and his party were trying to get into the event despite being “unauthorised to do so”.
“The group began to get loud and cause a scene” and refused to leave when Dixon told them to go, the report said.
Police went to speak with Stewart, where he said that they were trying to get the children in their group to get into the event.View this post on Instagram
But, after being denied access to the event, Rod told police that “Dixon became argumentative with his family, which in turn caused them to become agitated,” the police report said.
Stewart “apologized for his behavior in the incident,” police noted. However, after police reviewed The Breakers video camera footage, it showed that Stewart and his son Rod were the “primary aggressors” in the altercation.
Between the sworn witness statements obtained by other hotel employees who saw the event unfold and the video footage, police have said that there is enough evidence to warrant charging Stewart with one count of simple battery, which he has since been charged with.
Stewart has since been given a court notice for the incident and will front the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Complex on February 5th.
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