Coverage of Sunday's attack on a Maine in a wheelchair and his family by a local well known jackass Josh "Tank" Watts, has spread world wide.
Not surprisingly anger has been directed at the restaurant and bar that forced the Dallas Cowboys jersey wearing Marine Corporal and his family out the door.
The Moosehead Bar and Grill has been besieged with callers venting their anger. The bar has deleted their FaceBook page and their Yelp rating (a restaurant review guide) has "Tanked" as supporters of military personnel worldwide pile on the negative reviews for the small "dive bar" located in Charlotte's Park Road area.
Tank Watts has not fared much better as word spread of his verbal attack on the double amputee Afghanistan vet. Early Thursday morning, Watts deleted his Facebook account and contacted the Charlotte Observer to give "his side" of the events that lead to the attacks on Marine Corporal Garrett Carnes and his family.
Watts contacted the Charlotte Observer to give his version of the story telling the Observer, “He (Carnes) is a veteran, and I appreciate what he did for this country. But I don’t appreciate how abusive they were.”
|Garrett Carnes, of Mooresville, North Carolina pictured with family members |
including mom Rhonda, far left, and wife Courtney, far right
Late last night Nicole Coburn posted this comment on the CP Blog:
"I was the friend there with Courtney and Garrett, my husband and I. He (Watts) was starting in on Courtney from the parking lot as she was getting Garrett's wheel chair out, and then was waiting for us as we walked into the door.
|Josh "Tank" Watts - FaceBook|
When Garrett Carnes tried to explain he was just a Vet who lost his legs in Afghanistan trying to have dinner with his family, Watts replied "Don’t use your wheelchair as a crutch.”
No doubt "Tank" will find it hard to escape his mouth and his actions when he returns to his reported Section 501 5th row 1st seat for the Panther's home game against the Denver Broncos on November 11th.
|Josh "Tank" Watts|
But calls for him to be fired from his part time Bobcats security job seem to have fallen on Micheal Jordan's often deaf ears.
Mean while the Charlotte Observer has removed Watts name from their original report. When asked why the "cleansed" revision, the reporter allegedly replied "they didn't want to be sued". It is unknown if this was a fear of being sued for outing Watts or the fear that something might happen to Watts and it would be attributed to the Observer story.
Cedar Posts Bonus: Coming up the complete Josh "Tank" Watts photo expose' you won't believe what we've uncovered, and later the poll. Drunks vs Marines.
Cedar's Take: While opening a major can of whoop ass on the "Tank" might get a few laughs and put the D-Bag in the hospital for a few days it really does nothing to help Cpl. Carnes.
We have all known Tanks, they are the assclowns who ruin our night out, spoil a good concert, ignore the no wake zone on the lake and force our fav bars to close early. They are the guys who yell "its in the hole" at the Masters, and cheer when the other team's player is taken off the field on a stretcher.
All we can do is hope is that Tank at some point in his life has a moment where he wakes up from his "everyone loves me" dream and looks in the mirror and discovers he is a jerk.
Better that we turn our attention to Cpl. Carnes who has up to this point made great progress in recovering from his horrific injuries. The insults hurrled at Cpl Carnes and his wife will endure he will not forget, he may forgive but we can help and show our support by contributing to the Semper Fi Fund or the Wounder Warrior Project as well as Cedar's choice the Gary Sinise Foundation.
That is all!