Kid Rock Charged in Atlanta Brawl

Kid Rock and five members of his entourage are free on $1,000 bond each after being charged with simple battery following a Sunday morning (Oct. 21) fight at a Waffle House restaurant in Atlanta. Kid Rock had completed a sold-out show at the Tabernacle, an Atlanta concert venue, on Saturday night when his bus stopped at the restaurant around 5 a.m. Sunday. According to police, the altercation began after one of the restaurant’s customers, 39-year-old Harlen DeJon Akins, recognized a woman in Kid Rock’s entourage and exchanged words with her. A fight began inside the restaurant and escalated when it moved to the parking lot. Kid Rock and his crew left the scene on their tour bus which was stopped by police a short distance from the restaurant. Rock and his five companions were arrested on misdemeanor charges. Police said Akins faces a felony charge of criminal damage to property for allegedly breaking one of the restaurant’s windows when he punched it during the fight. It was designated a felony because the window was valued at more than $500. Kid Rock’s tour continues Tuesday (Oct. 23) in Phoenix.