Construction Worker Allegedly Bites a Cop Responding to Barroom Fight

Construction Worker Allegedly Bites a Cop Responding to Barroom Fight
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Written By: Jim Emerson

NOVATO — A fight erupted at the Viking Cocktail Lounge, culminating in the arrest of a man for allegedly biting a police officer. Seems the suspect instigated a fight with two other bar patrons on November 8.

The popular dive bar has a pool table, music, and a dance floor for entertainment. Customers are allowed to bring their dogs, but nobody expects being bitten. Patrons that day experienced something quite different at around 4 p.m.

Police responded to a 911 call about a disturbance in the barroom. Among the persons present was Brian Lee Krout, a 61-year-old construction worker, who lives in Novato. Krout was restrained, by another customer, when responding officers arrived at the rowdy Redwood Boulevard bar.

Krout allegedly started fights and threatened other persons. Intervening officers intended to calm the situation, but apparently intoxicated Krout continued acting out. At one point, he allegedly bit an officer. The uproar finally ended when he was subdued by a taser.

At 4:22 p.m., Krout was arrested. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Krout was booked into Marin County Jail on open charges at 6:37 p.m. He is being held in custody in lieu of $500,000 bond, pending a court hearing on November 15.

His open charges include battery on a police officer, obstructing an officer, public drunkenness/disorderly conduct. His case was referred to the Marin County District Attorney’s Office for review.

Construction Worker Allegedly Bites a Cop Responding to Barroom Fight was last modified: November 23rd, 2022 by admin
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Jim Emerson

Jim Emerson is a northern California writer covering crime and arrest related news in the Bay Area - focusing primarily on Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin counties.

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