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Greg the Barber -- Cops Investigating Choker, Chokee

7/26/2010 3:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned the LAPD has seen the footage of Greg the Barber getting choked out by a bouncer in front of a popular L.A. nightclub ... and they've already launched an investigation -- but here's the twist ... Greg was the one who got arrested that fateful night.

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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ cops were called to Wonderland nightclub in Hollywood around 2:00 AM Friday morning -- after the choking incident.

We're told the caller told cops that Greg had been making violent threats toward club employees.

When officers arrived to the scene ... they noticed Greg had some outstanding warrants from previous incidents ... and arrested him near the club.

We're told Greg informed cops that he had been attacked earlier in the night -- but it wasn't until this morning, when investigators first saw the video of the incident, that officials could identify the other parties involved.

We're told officials are now investigating the bouncer who applied the choke ... and they're also investigating Greg for shoving one of the bouncers.

Greg is still in police custody -- no word on when he's set to be released.


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1.

Fadedguy    

FREE THE BARBER!!! BOUNCERS=Puss*es

1528 days ago
2.

I am Spartacus    

Max, SHUT THE HELL UP with that Obama deception crap. Every thread you post it and no one gives a **** about it so shut up. And quit thinking you're cool by acting like you dont know the people you report on when youre on the show. You act like theyre nobodies but the company you work for reports on them. You're the nobody!

ok, anyways, i'm glad the police are doing something about this. Those bouncers need to be fired for what they did. They inflamed the situation by getting in the guys face. If someone got in my face like that i would have pushed him away as well but then roid-muscles #2 decides to swoop in and go Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase on the guy and chokes him out.

Then both needle****s decide to be real tough and talk **** to the guy after he's unconscious. Roided up losers who couldnt pass the police academy and couldnt get into college so they are stuck being a bouncer and they think that its a license to beat the **** out of people whenever they want, usually when they sneak up from behind and outnumber a victim.

1528 days ago
3.

Mike    

The bouncers were rash to use excessive force and conducted themselves in a less than professional manner. For that their contract should be terminated. When one works as a bouncer the expression "cooler heads prevail" should be their motto, and their actions ran contrary to that expression.

On the other hand Greg did act aggressively and violently towards the security staff and they have a right to protect and defend themselves. Greg running up to the bouncer to confront him over the car door was threatening and aggressive. Had the bouncer not grabbed him from behind who knows what he was going to do. Lets not forget that this man knocked out cold Suge Knight. He isn't exactly a 110 lb girl who drank too many apple martinis.

1528 days ago
4.

EastCoastChopper    

These Cali bouncers with the 'TapOut' t-shirts, flip-flops and posters of Chuck Liddel hanging in their crappy apartments - Steroids and Tuna Cassarole in tupperware - I go out clubbin just so I can SMAK these punks on a regular basis.

1528 days ago
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CGS    

There are many ways to restrain someone, especially w/ 2-3 other guys there. Choking someone out should not be choice #1.

Question: What is the bouncer doing at the car? Seems like both side were antagonistic, but the bouncer that made the move was too aggressive in his actions.

1528 days ago
6.

Myke420    

Actually you should watch Fall Of The Republic. Im not gonna say watch it if you wanna live, but I will say that if you watch it you just may have a different perspective on the world around you. If Max had seen the other films by that do***entarian, he would know that Fall is much more informative with much more evidence. Its no skin off my teeth if you dont watch it, but if you do I guarantee your mind will be blown.

1528 days ago
7.

J    

Wow that club is getting sued ASAP.

GET THAT MONEY GREG THE BARBER!!!

1528 days ago
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DJFunkyGrrL    

:::: The police should investigate a possible civil rights violation. Noticed, all the attackers are Caucasian, and the person attacked is a minority. Racism?

1528 days ago
9.

sqs    

Lol, Wonderland looks like a GREAT place to go!!!!!(to get choked out by skinhead bouncers)

1528 days ago
10.

kickaboo    

11. In brown shirts, no less.

1528 days ago
11.

Eddie    

The guy deserved it. He's a trouble maker, enough said. These guys probably have to deal with morons like him every night. He put his hands on the guy first, so he had to get choked out.

It's not like the stabbed him, or beat him up. They just put him to sleep, they did the whole area a favor by not allowing them to hear his idiotic voice.

1528 days ago
12.

TheEyes    

Since the "Choke Hold" is COP-style choke hold, (meaning errantly administered) and considering the bald-shaved heads running around the crime scene ... I would bet my a$$ those are off-duty cops working security-- and simply acting just like COPS. So... nothing will ever come of it. It's already buried.

However: The act itself filled every prerequisite of attempted murder in the second degree. It could well have caused a death ... which is just another example of how the biggest outlaws in this country are "enforcement agencies" either getting away with murder... or, in this case... attempted murder.

Almost without fail throughout the world's history, over-zielest "enforcement agencies" are too daft to realize they were-are the spearhead in the slow death of their own society. And the people, traditionally, been all too happy to allow them reign until it's too late.

Philistines - Check
Romans - Check
British Empire - Check
Nazis - Check
Soviet Union - Check
American Empire - Check
(Just to name a few)

Today's "enforcement-agency" brutalities in this country have finally overgrown the aggregate of crime's cancerous effect as a whole. It's in every city, on every television news show, on every YouTube video ... and now"enforcement-agency" brutalities has become the premier domestic problem in America. It is only a matter of time.

1528 days ago
13.

Truth    

PRETTY OBVIOUS THE SKINHEAD BOUNCERS CALLED THE COPS!! THEY NEEDED TO COVER THEIR ASSES IN CASE OF A LAWSUIT. EASY WAY TO VERIFY IT. TIME OF THE TAPE VERSUS TIME OF THE CALL. WHY WAIT SEVERAL HRS TO REPORT A "VIOLENT THREATS" AFTER THE DUDE IS ALREADY CHOKED?? ******* IS RIGHT!!!

1528 days ago
14.

Doctor Bill    

I was part owner of a cabaret (live music) back in the 70s and because it was a college town (in the Pacific Northwest) with a large population of loggers,fisheries workers and Canadians coming down for cheaper fun I felt the need to hire bouncers to control the fights that seemed to happen nightly between these groups. It didn’t take long for the bouncers to become a bigger problem than the patrons. We went through several different bouncers until we started hiring off duty police. The police cost more but the problems went away on the first night. The best one we ever had was a female officer that was the calmest and most professional of them all but could be super intimidating with the ones that thought they were a real bad a$$. The place came to an end though when we realized we just hated being around the kind of people that came to our place just to get drunk and cause trouble. Many people think it would be such a cool thing to own a night club or bar but unless you like being around drunks it’s just not that cool. The problem is after dealing with loud obnoxious drunks day after day many people lose all patience and start treating everyone as a threat.

1527 days ago
15.

nthehole    

Sounds like they need to close this "Wonderland". Its a "Wonder" anyone survives this place. Take their liquor license away and see how long they last.

1527 days ago
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