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Man who tipped bar staff $22G arrested for drunkenness, possession of firearms while drunk, reports say

Joel Boyers, 39, had waitresses compete over who would serve him, a report said. (Metro Nashville Police Department)

A Tennessee man was arrested on public intoxication charges Monday after giving $22,000 in tips to the employees of a Nashville hotel’s bar, according to reports.

The suspect, identified as Joel Boyers, 39, of Bellevue, had waitresses compete over who would serve him, Nashville’s FOX 17 reported.

Hotel records show that He had purchased more than a dozen drinks from the minibar in his room and bought two drinks in the bar of the hotel, the station reported.

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Police were called to the scene after a number of Boyers’ friends reported that they would have received strange texts from him, including claims that he had taken drugs and was carrying a weapon while drinking, the Tennessean of Nashville reported.

“He made bizarre statements about the giving away of his child on Facebook,” an arrest affidavit says, according to the report.

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The police said Boyers told them he had been drinking all day and had smoked marijuana.

The defendant gave his gun to the police, to remove from his pants pocket.

Boyers was booked into a Davidson County jail, but was released after posting bond. He is by the court in March, according to the report.

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