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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Speaking of Tom Gabel…

posted by on August 14 at 11:52 AM

Via Punknews.org:

Sources are reporting that Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel was arrested last night in Tallahassee, Florida on a charge of battery after allegedly “smashing a man’s head against the counter of a coffee shop.”

The Tallahassee Democrat is reporting that Gabel tore down an article about his band that was hanging in the coffee shop. The clipping was reportedly defaced to mock the popular punk act. This lead to an argument with a patron who had asked Gabel why he tore the article down. The Democrat reports that Gabel started yelling at 22 year old Jared Smith, who backed away from the confrontation stating “This conversation is over.” Witnesses report that Gabel replied “I don’t think it is” and knocked a cup out of Smith’s hand. Smith told police that Gabel then grabbed the back of his head by his neck and forced his head into the wooden counter. A barista reported that a third individual then “came into the cafe, put Gabel in a headlock and headbutted him.” That man left the scene soon after.

Gabel admitted to police he intentionally knocked over the cup but denied hitting Smith, who did not suffer injuries. Smith told police that he was “more upset and scared than hurt.” Gabel was taken in by the Leon County Sheriff’s office after the band’s scheduled performance that night and released this morning on $500 bail.

The tour will seemingly go on as scheduled as the band continues to support their major label debut, New Wave.

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1

sexy AND angry. . .hotttttt

Posted by Ari Spool | August 14, 2007 12:05 PM
2

What a dumbass. The note just called him a sell-out. If he's going to try to beat up every kid that calls him that on tour, he'll never have the energy for shows.

Posted by Hank | August 14, 2007 1:11 PM
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@1 dumb AND dumber.

Posted by jim | August 14, 2007 2:56 PM
4

I wish he'd beat Ted Leo next.

Posted by Sally Struthers Lawnchair | August 14, 2007 3:50 PM
5

Wow, what a douche. Plenty of people really like their music (myself included), so why get so pissed off by one mocking poster in a goddamn coffee shop?

Posted by Hernandez | August 14, 2007 4:00 PM
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@5 Probably because Tom knows tha it's true, and doesn't want to face reality.

Posted by Joh | August 14, 2007 5:06 PM
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@6 - yeah, the closer it hits to home the harder it hurts. that anger is insecurity. but what do you expect? i don't go to coffee shops anymore because they've become so voilent.

Posted by infrequent | August 15, 2007 10:50 AM
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@5 nah he probably loves the new stuff as much as the old but he's sick n tired of people bashing them for "selling out" you would be too.

Posted by rick myers | August 15, 2007 6:14 PM

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