Refusal to pay $5 cover charge at bar leads to violent outburst, arrest on multiple charges for former Florida defender
A former Florida defender’s refusal to pay a cover charge at a Gainesville bar resulted in an arrest and multiple charges.
WCJB TV 20 in Gainesville, Florida reports that former Gators defensive lineman Luke Ancrum was arrested Friday night after an incident at Fat Daddy’s, a bar near UF campus. According to the report, Ancrum was stopped by bouncers after he refused to pay a $5 cover charge.
Ancrum did not respond well to the bouncers. The report states he became angry and threw three dollars at the feet of the bouncers. Ancrum was then asked to leave and responded by throwing drinks at the bouncers punching one of them in the face.
The WCJB report states he wasn’t done. Ancrum then picked up a barricade outside the bar and threw it at a bouncer, leaving a cut more than an inch deep.
Ancrum, who played for UF from 2015 to 2019, is being charged with two counts of aggravated assault without intent to kill, aggravated battery and criminal mischief. He was booked into Alachua County Jail with a bond of $130,000, quite a step up from the $5 cover charge at the bar.
On the field, Ancrum recorded 37 tackles in 41 games (3 starts) in his UF career.