HoB Security Guard Assaulted Young Girl: Cops

By Steve Bryant
|  Wednesday, Oct 14, 2009  |  Updated 12:14 PM CDT
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An amateur videotape shows a rough altercation between three security guards, allegedly from the House of Blues, and two young women after a Hanson concert.

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In an amateur video that's shocking for its violence against a young girl, a House of Blues security guard repeatedly shoved a female concertgoer to the ground and roughed her up -- all because she took a photograph of him, police say.

Darrell Gibson, 31, of Sauk Village, was arrested for misdemeanor battery.

Police would not confirm that Gibson worked for the House of Blues, but a spokesperson for the venue said that "an incident occurred on Monday night outside House of Blues involving an individual and a security guard" and that the venue would "cooperate fully with the authorities."

The video, taken on a nearby street after the concert Monday night, shows two young women in an altercation with the much-larger Gibson and two other security guards. One of the young girls is trying to get her digital camera back from Gibson, while the other tries to pull the guards off her friend.

At one point, Gibson-- who is holding the camera at arms length while the girl yells at him to give her the camera back -- shoves the girl roughly to the ground, causing her to land flat on her back.

"Back the [expletive] up off me," says the guard.

"Call 911, seriously," says the girl.

This is not the first time the House of Blues' security staff has been accused of roughing up a female patron. In a lawsuit filed five days ago, plaintiff Kristen Chopp accused a HoB security officer for detaining her and battering her face and body.

The video below contains NSFW language.

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