Trouble at Mill! Actually, it was in a nightclub in the centre of Granada involving a disgruntled customer with an air gun.
Things have moved a little up market in the arms department because last week another rumpus in a nightclub involved somebody with a clasp knife, who attacked the doorman because he wouldn’t let her in.
This latest incident took place in the early hours of Saturday, the 11th when bouncers “invited” a difficult customer to leave the club, owing to his “inadequate behaviour.” Once ejected (in an inviting manner) the ex-customer decided to insult and threaten the bouncers.
Now the bouncers in question, being gentle souls, decided to call the Policía Nacional, rather than get physical with him but by the time that they arrived the man had left the area. However… 50 minutes later he reappeared, having changed his clothing (so as not to fit the description given to the police). He was dressed in black and had a ski mask over his face. He lingered around the entrance before drawing what appeared to be a firearm.
It turned out to be a repeating air pistol using a small gas capsule. He fired about six pellets at the facade of the night club and three into the air, whilst threatening the nightclub bouncers with death!
Well, the three bouncers were not pleased and went for him so he ran off down the street with the three in hot pursuit. One of the bouncers was on his mobile with the police telling them were he was heading.
It wasn’t long until the bouncers, Billy the Kid and police officers all coincided in place and time, resulting in his arrested and his trusty air pistol confiscated.
We mentioned at the beginning of the article that there had been a previous incident of this kind in the same area of the city. On that occasion a woman threatened the bouncers with a clasp knife because they had denied her access to the club.
She was in a group of four women and a man. The bouncer at the door saw that one of the woman had had a fight with a bottle of alcohol the bottle had lost, so sensing that she would be trouble, turned her away. Her state of drunkenness was obvious because she couldn’t stand by herself and was held up by two companions.
Well, the man in the group got stroppy (“became belligerent” for our non-native English speakers) and said that she didn’t need to be able to stand up because she would be sitting at a table, whilst they danced.
The bouncer wasn’t convinced, as she would probably have trouble remaining seated without sliding under the table, but her male companion got even more arsey (exceedingly pugnacious) and even started to stop other people from entering the club.
At this point the woman shoved the bouncer, but he remained inert and she fell to the floor. Whilst down there she searched through her handbag, got to her feet (with assistance) brandishing the knife.
In the ensuing scuffle the weapon fell to the floor and a waiter from the bar in front, who had seen the whole thing, picked it up and held onto it until the police arrived.
Now, just in case you’re thinking (as I was) that this liquidly inspired madam was barely into adulthood, she was in fact a 57-year old; i.e., not a nice nanny to cross from a grandchild’s point of view.
(News/Noticias: City & Metropolitan Area, Granada, Andalucia)