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Cookeville’s 50-year-old Gary Rob Brown was kicked out of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge on Broadway in downtown Nashville in the early morning hours of Feb 1 for disorderly behavior. He then sat on the sidewalk directly in front of the business, blocking patrons, and refused to move. Metro Nashville Police Officers arrived and only received nonsensical responses to questions they asked him. Brown repeatedly called officer Maximillian Goldberg “Taylor Swift” and “Steve Jobs” and stated he wanted to kiss him. He requested medical assistance but refused it when they arrived. An officer described his state as “in a heightened state and continuously speaking in a stream-of-consciousness manner that did not have any logical direction.” As he was being taken into custody for public intoxication, Brown reportedly began spitting in the direction of onlookers and shouting obscenities at them.
Gary Brown of Bear Creek Rd in Cookeville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on February 1st, charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $1,000.