Nashville Official Says He’s “Dumbfounded” As To Why A Grown Man Would Throw A Chair From A Rooftop Bar Following Morgan Wallen’s Arrest

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To be fair, I’m dumbfounded by a lot of the stuff that happens on Broadway. And a lot of the stuff that Morgan Wallen does.

But yeah, his recent arrest doesn’t make a lot of sense.

Of course you’ve all heard by now about the country superstar’s latest troubles, after he was arrested for allegedly throwing a chair off the rooftop of Eric Church’s new downtown Nashville bar, Chief’s.

According to News Channel 5, officers arrested Morgan, who was pointed out by the staff as the culprit, after the chair stuck the ground just a few feet from where they were standing. Nashville Metro Police reviewed security footage and it confirmed that he threw an object off the roof.

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Wallen was arrested on three counts of assault with a deadly weapon/reckless endangerment, two counts for the two officers who were in the vicinity and one for the danger to the public. Wallen was also charged with disorderly conduct with a bond was set at $15,250.

He was released early yesterday morning, with his next court appearance set for May 3.

Of course it’s not the first time that something’s been thrown from the rooftops of the bars on Broadway, which tend to attract a rather…well, drunken, rowdy crowd.

Over the past couple of years there have been multiple incidents of people peeing from the rooftop bars.

And just recently a man was arrested for allegedly throwing a cup at police officers standing below Jason Aldean’s rooftop bar.

But there’s a big (weight) difference between a cup and a chair – which, as you can see from the video of the now-infamous piece of furniture, is pretty hefty.

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And even Nashville government officials are speaking out on the now-viral chair through – and don’t really understand what Morgan was thinking. (Join the club, dude).

Speaking to WKRN here in Nashville, the Executive Director of the Mayor’s Department of Nightlife Benton McDonough (who’s often colloquially referred to as the “Night Mayor”) gave his thoughts on Morgan’s actions:

“It’s a combination of concerning and being dumbfounded as to why a grown person would feel that it’s appropriate to throw a stool off of a rooftop.”

Yeah, that’s a nice way to put it.

McDonough also said that the city was working with the bars on lower Broadway to potentially find solutions to keep people from hurling things off the bars, including barriers that prevent things from falling or make it harder for things to be thrown.

Can we go ahead and call those “Morgan Wallen barriers?”

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