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Musician Kid Rock Arrested Following Restaurant Fight

Musician Kid Rock was arrested early on October 21, following a brawl at a restaurant.

Police say he spent 12 hours in jail before being released. The chart-topping musician - born Robert Ritchie - stopped at a Waffle House restaurant shortly after 5:00 a.m., following a performance at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, authorities said.

Mekka Parish, a spokeswoman for the DeKalb County Police Department, said "He and five members of his entourage were involved in a fight with a male customer inside the Waffle House."

Parish said the customer recognized a female with Kid Rock's party and exchanged words with her. "It escalated to a physical altercation between Kid Rock and that male customer and moved outside to the parking lot," she said. At one point, the customer punched out a restaurant window, she said.

Parish said Kid Rock left in his tour bus and was stopped by police about two kilometers from the restaurant. He and five members of his entourage were taken into custody and booked on a misdemeanor charge of simple battery. Parish said the other customer was charged with felony criminal damage to property.

Kid Rock was released from the county jail on bond about 5:00 p.m.

A telephone message left with Kid Rock's publicist was not immediately returned.

The other customer was treated at a hospital for cuts and bruises. Police said no members of his party were hospitalized.