Drunk man chips officer's tooth after not paying $6 bar tab, police say

Man accused of jumping on officer's car during arrest

By Shannon McLellan - Social Media Producer
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LADY LAKE, Fla. - A drunk man who refused to pay his $6 bar tab caused an officer to chip his tooth while he was resisting arrest, according to the Lady Lake Police Department. 

Officers responded to a call on Tuesday from The Villages Event Staff saying they had a disorderly customer inside one of the bars on Main Street.

Officers responded to Margarita Republic, where Kevin Conklin, 54, was making profane statements to customers and refused to leave when ordered to do so by bar staff, police said.

Conklin did not pay his $6 bar tab and would not tell officers his name, according to the arrest report.

To identify the man, officers attempted to take possession of his cellphone. When they did, Conklin jumped onto the front fender of the officer's vehicle, and he began resisting arrest when officers attempted to get him off the car, police said.

Officers grabbed Conklin's arm and attempted to put him in a patrol car. Conklin continued to resist and during the struggle, one officer chipped a front tooth, according to the affidavit.

While in custody, Conklin told officers that he is a sovereign citizen. He also informed officers that he did nothing wrong, police said.

Conklin was taken to the Lake County Detention Center and was charged with resisting with violence, disorderly intoxication, battery and two counts of petit theft. 

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