Honky Tonk employee knocked unconscious after ‘unprovoked’ attack on Broadway

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man walked up to an employee of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and knocked him unconscious in an unprovoked attack Wednesday night, according to police.

Metro officers responded to the Honky Tonk on Broadway, where they said they located the attacker, identified as Antonio Hamm.

Antonio Hamm
Antonio Hamm (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

A warrant alleges Hamm, 38, randomly punched the Tootsie’s employee in the head, causing him to fall to the ground and lose consciousness.

Another employee told police the victim was unconscious for at least one minute, according to the police report.

He also explained to detectives that the attack was unprovoked.

Hamm was booked into the Metro jail early Thursday morning on a charge of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury. His bond was set at $5,000.

The police report states Hamm had also been issued misdemeanor citations earlier in the day for assaulting two Tootsie’s employees.

No additional information was released about that attack.

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