‘Baton Bob’ Arrested In Atlanta After Altercation With Security Guards
Atlanta (WGCL) — On Wednesday officers arrested an Atlanta street performer known as Baton Bob.
Bob Jamerson was arrested around noon after a verbal altercation with security guards at 1197 Peachtree St., according to reports.
An off-duty Atlanta police officer working for Midtown Blue was called and made the arrest.
Jamerson was charged with simple assault and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.
‘Baton Bob’ was a fixture in the Central West End in St. Louis. He was known for his extravagant outfits and twirling his baton on street corners.
Bob posted this statement to his facebook page after the incident, “”First of all, the atl police officer that responded to the incident thru security has been very respectful and gracious to me even in handcuffs. So, the situation escalated from a complaint from a security officer in the area and for some reason she rolled up on me like she didn’t know who I was and like I had not been there before. For them to call police to come to intervene was not necessary. So, out of it, because of my fury, the Atlanta police officer did not understand the elements of the situation, so he was trying to do his job, respectfully and arrested my ass!!!!!!!!! I’ll be out tomorrow so look out for my show at 14th and Peachtree. So now I’m waiting to be transported so I can sign my own bond and get the hell out of here. I want to verify, that the Atlanta police was respectful to me considering the circumstances. See you when I see you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
By Jennifer Banks