Thursday, May 23, 2013
Fight at Fairbanks Strip Club Sends Three to Jail, One to Hospital
A fight at the strip club Showboat sent three to jail and one to the hospital early Sunday morning.
FAIRBANKS — A fight at the strip club Showboat sent three to jail and one to the hospital early Sunday morning.
Anchorage residents Rexhep Papraniku, 25, and Christopher Sundberg Haynes are accused of starting the fight. The two entered the club about 3:30 a.m. and refused to pay the entrance fee, according to the criminal complaint against them. They are both charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.
An assistant manager told Alaska State Troopers that Haynes and Papraniku assaulted a door clerk when she denied them entrance. Haynes also reportedly grabbed the assistant manager’s cell phone and threw it across the room when the assistant manager said she was calling 911.
It is not clear from security camera footage who threw the first punch, according to the criminal complaint. But the footage does show there was a large fight involving at least four people, troopers said.
A 22-year-old woman was injured in the fight and taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.
A third man, Adam M. Burke, 23, of North Pole, was charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly would not get out of the way of medical staff attending to the woman. He told troopers the woman was his fiancée. On Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.
At the time of the fight, there was an arrest warrant for Haynes for the charge of second-degree (felony) assault filed June 18 in Anchorage.
Contact staff writer Sam Friedman at 459-7545.