Brian Baer from Fuquay-Varina had a rough go during his Florida vacation.
Angered that another man dared referred to him as “Drew Carey,” the 34-year-old allegedly punched the victim in the face. That triggered his arrest for battery early yesterday morning.
Police say Baer put the hurt on Casey Simons after leaving a bar in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Baer told cops that “the victim called him Drew Carey which made him mad and he struck the victim once in the face.”
The confrontation left Casey with a cut lip. He also received “scratches on his right knee from being tackled onto the ground” outside Jimmy B’s Beach Bar at The Beachcomber resort.
Baer was charged with battery, a misdemeanor, and booked into the county jail.
The arrest report does not say whether Baer and Simons know one another, though it does note that there was an “indication of alcohol influence” in connection with the incident -- which occurred outside of that bar at 1:40am.