RSL patron charged

A GYMPIE RSL patron who was refused bar service on Saturday night made a scene in front of 150 members and guests, claiming loudly he deserved to drink there because his grandfather served in the war.

The 57-year-old was believed to be too intoxicated to have another drink and when refused, he allegedly started swearing and yelling.

The manager and security guard asked him to leave the club and told police his level of agitation increased when they tried to move him from the premises.

They said they approached him and stopped service after he had previously been given service.

He then allegedly refused to leave when asked a number of times by club management.

The security guard tried to escort him out.

It's alleged he resisted and fought back, pushing the security guard in the chest and punching him in the stomach.

The manager locked the door and called police, but the man stayed at the front door, allegedly swearing, until police charged him.

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