DECATUR — Police said a fight at a Decatur bar Saturday night started because a patron thought music being played on the jukebox was "bad" and "sad."

Sgt. Chris Copeland said a 45-year-old customer at the Adam's Apple, 411 N. 22nd St., started yelling when the husband of the bar's owner played a song at about 8:30 p.m. The man shouted vulgar names at the female owner, which upset her husband, Copeland said. The man was asked to leave, but he pushed against the husband's chest and the fight started, Copeland said.

The owner got involved and the patron pushed the couple to the ground and pulled the husband's hair, Copeland said. Customers broke up the fight, he said. 

Copeland said police got the man's license plate number and watched surveillance camera footage. 

The customer was arrested at his residence on preliminary charges of aggravated battery of an individual over 60 years old and aggravated battery in a public place. The bar's owner is 63. 

He is being held in the Macon County Jail, and bond has yet to be set. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office.

2019 mugshots from the Herald & Review 

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