Shocking video shows bouncer knocking out US Marine who claimed he's a 'trained killer' with ONE PUNCH
Feeling threatened by US Marine Glen Thomason, bouncer Hayden Summers strikes him in the face which causes him to fall back with his head hitting the ground
DARWIN, AUSTRALIA: An Australian bouncer knocked out a US Marine after claiming he was a "trained killer" and could kill him. The incident took place outside the Monsoons nightclub in Darwin in April 2021, where the Marine can be seen yelling at the security guard. The last string of patience was when the Marine moved his arms over the bouncer's face and two seconds later the Marine was knocked out and he falls backward with his head to the floor. The bouncer has pleaded not guilty to unlawfully causing any harm to the Marine.
Security guard Hayden Robert Bruce Summers was seen in the CCTV footage knocking out Glen Thomason outside the Monsoons nightclub in Darwin on April 11, 2021, which was played to Darwin Supreme Court. As Thomason yells at the security guard and moves his arms over his face as if he was going to punch him, causing Summers to feel threatened. Summers then strikes Thomason in the face which causes him to fall back with his head hitting the ground. After this, the doorman puts Thomason in a first-aid recovery position. Summers has pleaded not guilty to unlawfully causing Thomason any harm on the grounds of self-defense.
According to ABC, Crown prosecutor Ian Rowbottom, in his opening address to the jury, said the case would be that Thomason had been drinking with friends at Darwin's party joint before he was removed from Monsoons nightclub on the night of the incident. As reported by NT News, Rowbottom called the bouncer's actions unjustified. He said, "The blow that struck Thomason was unlawful in that it wasn't authorized and it wasn't justified."
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Rowbottom continues, "It's agreed between the parties, in essence, Glen Thomason's injuries from that evening resulted in him spending a significant amount of time in hospital." He shares, "It could have killed Thomason, but it didn't, thankfully, because of medical intervention. He did not deserve that to happen to him, he did not deserve force to be applied, he may have deserved a push, but he did not deserve a blow like that which knocked him out cold."
On the other hand, defence lawyer Peter Maley stood his ground and argued that Summers acted purely out of self-defense, saying, "All of the witnesses gave unchallenged evidence that the US Marine was aggressive and engaged in confronting behavior. They all say the Marine would not leave or calm down and that he yelled and screamed. They all recalled him saying words to the effect of 'I could kill you, I'm a trained killer, I'm a US Marine'. The Crown didn't suggest that was fabricated or made up. Every witness without exception says Hayden was calm and trying to defuse the situation and he didn't lose his temper. Clearly it was a forceful slap, but the Marine was not punched with a clenched fist or a big haymaker or kicked and there's no weapon used. This was unplanned and spontaneous. Remember a pre-emptive strike is still self-defense, you (don't) have to wait to be punched in the head before you can respond." The court will resume on Friday, September 2.