Violence at benefit concert for victim of ‘vicious’ attack

Monday December 6th, 2010

Posted at 4:01pm

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A Windsor man is arrested and charged with assault and possession of an illegal substance during Funnelfest 2.0, a benefit concert for a victim of a random act of violence.

Windsor police were called to the scene after the man allegedly assaulted a bouncer at the Ferry Street entrance to the The Loop during FunnelFest 2.0 this weekend.

Logan Payette, a long-time employee at The Loop asked the man to leave when he attempted to bring a drink outside onto the street.  The man then allegedly started to attack Payette.  Additional security personnel came to help detain the man until police arrived.

After the man was arrested for assault, the arresting officer found what appeared to be a controlled substance in his pocket.

There were many witnesses present who said they were shocked that someone would resort to such violent behaviour during a charity event being held for a victim of aggravated assault.

The music community came together Saturday night for Funnelfest 2.0.  The event was held to raise money for Peter Steward who is better known as Scott Funnel within the community.  Funnel, a veteran of the local music scene and long-time bartender at the Coach and Horses, was attacked by three young men Saturday, Nov. 13.  He required two emergency brain surgeries and is now on his way to a full recovery.

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