Over the weekend the two McGarvey’s bouncers we identified curb stomping a drunken patron, and beating a good samaritan who intervened, were arrested by Manchester Police.
Sadly this arrest made it impossible for Earlobes Early (Trevor Dyer) to fulfill his promise of exposing me on Barstool this week
Then yesterday not only was a third bouncer (Timothy Wilcott) arrested, but the good samaritan (Brandon Pichette) who was unjustly arrested, had the charges dropped against him.
If unpaid child support had a face.
In the streets they often refer to this as “Turtleboy justice.” Would these ogres have eventually been arrested had we not written about it? Possibly. But it would’ve been a lot easier for the police to ignore it had we not published Dustin Bourque and Trevor Dyer’s names, spoken with detectives, and organized an Internet mob to bring them to justice. If you’ll recall, their names were not being released by McGarvey’s initially, and the story would’ve been forgotten about by Monday.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what Turtleboy justice looks like. Would these scumbags have eventually been arrested if we didn’t blog about it? Maybe. But we do know they were being protected and hadn’t been named until we did so, leading to a massive public outcry, and we contacted the detective and told them the names of the bouncers who assaulted two people.
As much satisfaction as I have seeing their mugshots, I take the most pride in seeing the charges dropped against Brandon Pichette. He did the right thing when most people would choose to look the other way in order to avoid a similar fate. For that he paid the price, was justice was ultimately served and the police do owe him an apology. I know they’re not in the apology business, but hopefully moving forward the de facto policy of trusting bouncers will no longer be in effect.
Don’t. Poke. The. Turtle.
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