Florida Man Attacks Karaoke DJ Over Mic Sound, Police Say

The nature of the crime speaks volumes.
Volusia County Sheriffs Office

The only record this karaoke singer will ever have is a criminal one.

A man in DeBary, Florida, was arrested Thursday morning after police said he assaulted a karaoke DJ at Blackie's Bar.

Joshua Fort, 26, was performing the Jay Z and Justin Timberlake jam "Holy Grail' with another man, when he sounded a discordant note at the job being done by DJ Omar Isaac, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Police said when Isaac didn't pump up the volume on Fort's microphone, the suspect responded in a way that speaks volumes.

First, Fort grabbed the DJ’s laptop computer and slammed it shut. Then witnesses said the suspect threw a glass at Isaac that hit the DJ on the side of his head.

Fort is also accused of pulling the DJ to the dance floor and throwing him on the ground there, according to WNDB.com.

Fort fled the scene, but later turned himself into the Volusia County Jail, where he was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He was released on $5,000 bond.

The suspect told police he ran from the karaoke bar because because he “knew he was going to be in trouble” and that “everyone would point fingers at him,” according to a police report obtained by WNDB.com.

Before his arrest, he was treated at a local hospital for injury to his left hand.

Because the alleged crime centered around karaoke, the Florida Sun-Sentinel suggested the suspect be shipped off to Sing Sing.

Donald Crump

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