Singer and former Marathon resident Nick Carter has been prepping for his boy band’s 2016 Backstreet Boys Cruise, but getting arrested likely wasn’t part of the plan.
Carter, 35, and friend Michael Papayans, 27, were arrested Wednesday night at the Hogs Breath Saloon in Key West, accused of battering two employees after being denied service for being too drunk, reports The Keynoter.
It happened about 7 p.m. Key West police officer Daniel Blanco wrote in a report that General Manager Art Levin saw Carter and Papayans walk into the 400 Front St. bar “heavily intoxicated” and that bartender Mark Hanna refused to serve them because of that. The two defendants “became agitated and aggressive” and were told to leave “multiple times,” reports The Keynoter. They refused and were forced out of the bar by security.
Once outside, Carter allegedly grabbed bartender Skylar Carden by the neck and punched him and Papayans reportedly head-butted Manager Matthew Stecher. Carter — who has a drunk-driving conviction in California — and Papayans were charged with misdemeanor battery and jailed on Stock Island.
On Thursday, Monroe County Judge Ruth Becker set bond at $1,500 for both of them and ordered they not drink alcohol and to stay off the Hogs Breath premises.