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‘Loud, Boisterous’ Man Loses Poker Hand, Verbally Abuses Dealer and Others

Oakwood, Ga. man arrested after tirade at Del Rio Mexican Restaurant in Dacula, Ga.

An Oakwood Ga. man was apparently unable to discern when he should hold his cards versus when he should fold them. He also failed to realize when he should walk away as opposed to launching a verbal tirade against the poker dealer and others at a Dacula, Ga. restaurant.

Gwinnett County Police were called to Del Rio Mexican Restaurant on Dec. 1 after Christopher Dean, 34, reportedly began acting in a “loud, boisterous and intoxicated” manner. The manager of the restaurant advised police that Dean became verbally abusive after losing a poker hand, calling the dealer a “[expletive deleted] chunky [expletive deleted]” and informed other guests that they were “old.” Dean allegedly also “got in the faces” of two other people and was verbally abusive toward them as well.

After being asked several times to leave the premises, Dean finally did, but was reportedly yelling and cursing as he left.

When interviewed by police, Dean denied using vulgar or profane language, but admitted he had been drinking. In the arrest report, the officer noted that Dean had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and was slurring his words.

Based on the information gathered from witnesses, Dean was placed under arrest on a charge of disorderly conduct. He was transported to the Gwinnett County Jail and released the following day on a $125 bond.

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Tom Eiklid December 13, 2012 at 05:37 PM
It's fun to play, and it is free. You don't win money so there's no "gambling" involved. It's basically playing for "Pride and Glory"... Some people are just extremely competitive. Always seem to be a few people who ruin it for the rest.
Gary Fox December 13, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Dacula Mom, when readers see headlines regarding these "incidents" the restaurant/bar is getting the blame OR credit, which ever view a person has - do your homework & you'll learn just how many times this type of "incident" has originated @ Del Rios BE CLEAR I'M NOT BASHING THE PLACE - I LIKE THE PLACE. They DO need to be proactive in keeping the standards as high as possible - people can (and will) go elsewhere
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew December 14, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Sounds like Roadhouse in development, too bad we can't bring back Patrick Swayze... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098206/ Sam Elliot might drop by in his Ram Truck if the owner asks nice though...
Mitch December 14, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Roadhouse – what a classic. I agree, Del Rio is becoming the Double Deuce, or maybe more appropriately Doble Dos. Someone call Dalton. This Mr. Dean seems to be the Coward of the County. He should know you never count your money when you are sitting at the table, there will be time enough for counting when the dealing is done.
Mr. B December 14, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Poker is a game of skill, not chance (proven in a court of law.) It's not gambling.

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