Police arrest man who allegedly took a swing at Beale Street officer


Joseph Pszczola

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police said a man took a swing at an officer after he was kicked out of a Beale Street restaurant for being disorderly — and the officer swung back.

Police were called Wednesday night around 10:30 to 138 Beale, the address of Blues City Cafe,  because an irate customer was being disorderly, according to the owner.

Officers escorted the customer, Joseph Pszczola, outside to a parking lot, where they said they could smell alcohol on his breath. Pszczola allegedly pushed one of the officers and tried to hit him.

The officer hit back, landing a punch on the right side of Pszczola’s face.

Pszczola is charged with misdemeanor assault, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News

More News