Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys arrested

Posted at 11:43 AM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 18:08:30-05

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter has been arrested in Florida after a fight outside a bar.

The 35-year-old was held early Thursday at the Monroe County jail, waiting to make his first appearance on a misdemeanor battery charge.

According to a Key West Police report, Carter was intoxicated when officers arrived Wednesday evening at the Hog's Breath Saloon.

The report says a bartender refused to serve Carter and Michael Rae Papayans of Palos Verdes Estates, California, who became agitated and aggressive. The bar's staff repeatedly told both men to leave.

According to the report, once outside, Papayans head-butted one employee and Carter then grabbed a bouncer by the throat.

Twenty-seven-year-old Papayans also was held on a misdemeanor battery charge. Jail records don't show whether either man has an attorney to comment on the case.


This story has been corrected to show that the bar's name is Hog's Breath Saloon, not Hogs Breath Saloon.

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