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Prosecutors: Drunk man vandalized Tower Lanes after being told he couldn’t karaoke

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Sep. 27, 2012 at 9:19 am |
September 27, 2012 9:19 am

The man was drunk and he wanted to sing karaoke.

When employees at Tower Lanes told him he could not sing over the bowling alley’s PA system, Christopher Clifford allegedly picked up a table and threw it.

He then made a disparaging remark to another man and threatened to kill the employee’s boyfriend before stalking out the door, kicking out one of the glass doors as he went.

The door shattered, causing at least $750 in damages.

Tacoma police were called to the bowling alley and later found Clifford driving his car near Tower Lanes.

He allegedly told officers he drank two pitchers of beer and was angry the bowling alley would not let him sing karaoke, but denied breaking the door.

Pierce County prosecutors charged Clifford, 25, with second-degree malicious mischief and he pleaded not guilty Wednesday at his arraignment. Possible DUI charges are pending.

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