Friday, August 28, 2015

Charges dropped for Jacksonville man arrested for shredding National Anthem too hard

Posted By on Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 11:34 AM

  • Screengrab via YouTube

It would appear Jacksonville, Florida, resident and local guitar hero Lane Pittman fought for the right to party and won.

Legal Insurrection is reporting that the State’s Attorney’s office has decided to not press charges on Pittman, who rocked an impromptu performance of "The Star Spangled Banner" so hard cops were forced to arrest him

Here's the clip of the controversial July 4th performance at Neptune Beach. 

According to WJXT, Pittman claims he was asked to move his guitar and amp from the street and on to the sidewalk, which he did.

However, after his performance, he was still arrested by officers from the Neptune Beach Police Department.

Pittman was arrested for breach of peace after drawing a crowd of nearly 200 people. On July 27, Pittman rejected a plea deal, which would've dropped the charges in exchange for community service. 

No word yet on whether or not Pittman will be playing a victory encore. 

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