Two charged in gentlemen’s club fracas; entertainer punched in face, loses tooth

Posted April 14, 2013, at 8:38 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Two Bangor residents were charged with assault after a fracas early Sunday morning at Diamonds Gentleman’s club in which an entertainer from Portland lost one tooth and may lose a second one.

Charged with assault were Luis Garcia, 24, and Shailene Chapman, 26, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Sunday evening.

The entertainer, who was punched in the face, is a 25-year-old Portland woman, Edwards said. Her name is being withheld because she is a victim.

According to Edwards, the incident was reported around 1:30 a.m. When he arrived, Bangor police Officer Jeremy Brock found two people being detained by club staff and victims and witnesses who related what had occurred.

The assault occurred after the club’s management asked the two suspects to leave because they allegedly had been harassing and taunting a performer who was on the stage, Edwards said. He said the police report did not indicate why the two were ridiculing the dancer, who left the stage.

As the suspects were leaving, Chapman got involved in a shoving match with two other entertainers in the back hallway.

“The next thing you know, Garcia punched one of them. It actually knocked out one of her front teeth,” Edwards said, adding that another tooth was damaged and might also have to be removed.

The episode was captured on the club’s surveillance system, Edwards said. He said the footage is not being released, as it will be used as evidence in the case.

Garcia and Chapman are scheduled to appear at the Penobscot Judicial Center at 8:30 a.m. on May 15, Edwards said.

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