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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

NEWS: Travis McCoy Arrested For Assault, Beat Man For Calling Him An “Ignorant N*gger”

By Cyrus Langhorne

Gym Class Heroes’ Travis McCoy was arrested last night at a show in St. Louis, Missouri after assaulting an audience member who made an intentional derogatory statement to him.

Performing on the Vans Warped Tour, McCoy was charged with third-degree assault. According to Rolling Stone, the altercation occurred immediately after performing their first song “Peace Sign” when a black audience member towards the front allegedly yelled, “f*cking ignorant n*gger.”

Responding to the statement as security removed the man, McCoy asked, “What did you just call me” and followed by breaking his microphone upon the disgruntled fan’s head. After the action was made, the lead singer quickly apologized for his reaction and tried reasoning with the crowd.

“I’m sorry,” he said. But when someone calls you something that ignorant and that offensive, you have to bash their head in with a microphone.”

Arrested onstage at the end of his performance, McCoy was released earlier today on $500 bond. As of now, police have not released the victim’s name.

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