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Nov 25

Melbourne Doorman uses choke-hold until young man passes out

By ste7en8 | Australian Security , Door Supervision , Use of Force

A door supervisor has been caught on camera using a choke-hold on a young customer before dropping him to the floor unconscious at a Croydon pub in Melbourne, Australia.

A video has emerged online of a doorman in a Melbourne pub using a choke hold technique on an 18 year old customer. The pub doorman then seemingly drops the young man to the ground and then drags the unconscious male's body out to the front door. 

The incident unfolded in a pub at Dorset Gardens Hotel, Croydon, in Melbourne’s east, November 14th this year.

Hotel management stated that the teenager was initially kicked out of the pub for being ‘far too rowdy’, but after being ejected the young male then climbed a fence to trespass and regain entry to get back into the bar to rejoin his friends.

When door supervisors noticed they initially started to escort the young man out - but the intoxicated teenager decided to brake free, ran straight back into the bar and poured himself a schooner (beer glass with a capacity of 285 ml). 

That’s when the situation seems to have escalated.

The 18-year-old told news reporters that he doesn’t remember what happened next.

Video shows the teenager being put in a choke hold by a doorman (commonly referred to as security guard’s in Australian licensed premises), which witnesses allege knocked him out.

One other doorman can be seen to grab the young males wrist as if to carry out a physical restraint and then lets go of the 18 year olds wrist and this is when the other doorman then lets the young lifeless males body come crashing to the ground where his skull can be heard striking the ground and then the doorman picks him up like a rag doll to be dragged to the front door of the pub.

Pub doorman chokes out young man in Aus pub.

Pub doorman chokes out young man in Aus pub.

Onlookers told 7 news reporters that they were in shock as they watched the incident unfold.

“Everyone was just like, ‘Whoa, what’s going on’,” witness Louise Bramberry stated.

“He was doing the wrong thing [young male], but I don’t reckon he deserved it.

“To get thrown to the ground and also knocked out ... it’s a bit disgusting.”

Hotel management have refused to make further comment due to the ongoing police investigation by Victoria Police, but did confirm that the pub doorman remains on duty.

Dorset gardens Hotel spokesperson

This was an unfortunate incident which could have been handled better. [The door supervisor] has received a written warning, we do not condone his behaviour.”

Oct 23

New Zealand Security Guard tackles trespasser

By ste7en8 | Use of Force

A Security Guard at a New Zealand shopping mall in Christchurch, South City has been ‘stood down’ temporarily pending an investigation after a video surfaced on a Facebook group page of the security guard tackling a female trespasser. 

In the video, taken just before 8pm on Thursday 22nd Oct, the mall security guard asks the female to leave the South City mall and when she refuses, the security guard grabs her and takes her to the ground.

Shortly before the incident the woman was witnessed screaming at the guard, where the security guard shouts at her to "get out of my mall”.

South City Mall in central Christchurch

A spokesperson for the management at the South City Shopping mall said the woman had trespassed at the shopping centre and her friend who was also trespassing had made the video which was then shared on Facebook. The video was shared more than 500 times and then taken down quickly after attracting many comments supporting the security guard.

A police spokesperson said two people were taken into custody following the incident. Photo / Facebook

"We have launched an internal investigation and the matter has been referred to police," a spokesperson said.

"We have asked our security contractor to stand down the employee involved while the incident is fully investigated."

The woman who filmed the incident said she wanted to show the video to police, and was told they would have to go to a police station and file a report.

Both women went to the police station and were then arrested for trespassing.

South City Mall in central Christchurch

South City Mall in central Christchurch

The woman admitted that they had both trespassed at the mall's Warehouse before, but not from the mall itself.

One of the women said they did walk into The Warehouse briefly, then went back into the mall, but denied either of them stole anything.

A police spokesperson said two people were taken into custody.

Police said they were called to reports of two people behaving aggressively after allegedly being caught shoplifting.

A police spokeswoman said the pair left the mall before police arrived. Police made inquiries and both women into custody. 

”Two 21-year-old women are due to appear in Christchurch District Court on October 26 charged with wilful trespass. Other charges are likely."

They have been charged with willful trespass and will appear in court on October 26.

The security guard has not been reported to police.