Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tale of the tape proves guy beat himself up
TAPE WORM BEATS SELF UP
By John Doyle, NY Post
A Queens man claimed a bouncer bloodied him when he got tossed from a strip club -- but a surveillance camera there told a different tale.
Khuram Murtaza, 34, called cops after he was tossed out of the Rouge Gentleman's Club, on 58th Street near 55th Avenue, shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday.
When cops arrived at the Maspeth club, his face was bloody and bruised and he claimed the bouncer had beaten him, sources said.
The bouncer, however, claimed he didn't hit the man and provided proof from the club's surveillance video, the sources said.
Cops viewed the video and it clearly showed Murtaza smashing his face against a car, cutting his own nose, according to court papers.
Murtaza was charged with falsely reporting an incident, said a spokeswoman for Queens DA Richard Brown.
Additional reporting by Christina Carrega