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John Rich gets involved in two fights

Friday, October 17, 2008 – John Rich of Big & Rich allegedly has been involved in two fights in Los Angeles in two days, according to the TMZ web site. One fight involved another musician, while another appeared to be a sucker punch, which led to the arrest of the other person.

The first fight occurred Wednesday night at the Saddle Ranch on the Sunset Strip, across the street from the Mondrian where Rich stayed. The web site said, "Cops were called to the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood at 4:20 a.m. after John Rich got into it with Jerry Montano, a former bassist of the rock band Danzig. It appears someone got whupped because paramedics responded to the scene at 4:28 a.m.. We're told one of the dudes was treated for a bloody nose, but no one was transported to the hospital."

Photographs on the web site apparently showed Montano having suffered bleeding on his face from the fight.

The web site said, "Cops say they're investigating the incident but no arrests have been made - at least so far. Neither guy wanted to press charges against the other."

In a second incident, "Rich told cops he was minding his own business when a lady he was talking to went to the restroom - and suddenly he was socked in the ear by some random dude. John made a citizen's arrest and when the cops showed up, Chris Poggi - the alleged assailant - was arrested."


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