Friday, October 26, 2012

Panther's Fan Attack on Marine Family Fall Out Continues

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
But Watts accusation that the Carnes family was abusive didn't find much traction.  In fact, his statements seem to have fueled the fire.

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
According to Nicole Coburn who arrived at the Moosehead Bar and Grill with Garrett Carnes, "he (Watts) started talking trash before we could even get in the door. He called Courtney (Carnes) every obscenity you could imagine....she finally called him a "fat ass" and (Watts) threatened to rip her husband's jaw off."

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.”

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/10/25/3620757/marine-amputee-charlotte-restaurant.html#storylink=misearch#storylink=cpy


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/10/25/3620757/marine-amputee-charlotte-restaurant.html#storylink=misearch#storylink=cpy
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!

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tank shaved his beard yesterday when someone outed his part time job with the Bobcats.

Saw a comment saying the Cedar Posts is adding fuel to the fire.

I don't know about that but if Tank is Tanked then we'll have CP to thank.

These douche bags are everywhere and make a night out for the rest of us unpleasant.

I'd have no trouble reading his obit in the Charlotte Observer.

Anonymous said...

Death would be the easy way out for Tank. Save the taxpayers alot of money, because the fat boy needs a security team to follow him for the rest of his life.

I know the last words he'll remember will be Semper Fi.

yackletoast said...

I am sure Chris (the owner) knows what it is like to serve.........b/c he was in the Navy. Your focus should be on TANK not CHRIS

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone want Tank to quit his job at the Bobcats?

Sounds to me like the perfect place to find him......

Anonymous said...

Good work with this story Cedar Post. We have all known people like Tank. Not good enough to be a real athlete, too stupid to go to college, too much of a coward combined with being stupid to go into the military. Bullies those weaker than him to make up for his small penis and deficiencies. His only friends are those like him who run from him when the shit hits the fan. Let this be a lesson for all wanna be tough guys. Think twice about why & who you are confronting. I am proud of you Cpl.Garrett Carnes just like the majority of this nation. Maybe some good will come of this incident.
Tank, you are and will forever be a loser. The USA is not going to put up with people like you anymore. Good luck being a tough guy. Hahaha, justice is being served.

Jake C

Anonymous said...

To yackletoast; If Chris at Moosehead can't control fatheads like tankless he is just as much to blame.
I'd like to know who continued to serve TANKed up?
Did somebody let him drive?
Is Moosehead that hard up for customers?

Lastly, at first I thought the girl in the one photo was hot, now looking at her jaw-line she is looking a bit tranny. Or is that just show how dumb charlotte pussy really is? hummmmm.

Anonymous said...

Just cannot wait to be able to put my dick in that assholes face while yelling Semper Fi!

Anonymous said...

this is about respect right?

Anonymous said...

Hey Septic Tank, a world of hurt is coming your way, you worthless dirtbag.

Anonymous said...

The asshole messed around with a married woman. What goes around comes around. Enjoy the rest of your miserable life douchebag....

yackletoast said...

"To yackletoast; If Chris at Moosehead can't control fatheads like tankless he is just as much to blame."
If I did not know the place so well I would say the same. The place is like "cheers" so security is silly to even think about. The regulars have been going their 10-20 years and I am sure they would have even stepped in.Chris boxed in the Navy and could handle "tank"

Anonymous said...

This is AWESOME Cedar Post!

I've never been part of an angry mob before but its fun watching this all unfold.

Just promise me you won't pussy out when someone catches up to this guy. I can't wait to read how this all plays out on Cedar Posts and Barbed Wire Fences.


Anonymous said...

Look, I'm not trying to defend this Tank clown, but looking at the posted pics, and the fact that he wears pads under his jersey, I think this guy might be border line mentally retarded; His behavior being exacerbated by the use of alcohol. That being said, and again I am in no way defending this guy, but two wrongs aren't going to make a right.

Anonymous said...

Cedar-

I'm really impressed how much you really care about this story and the Marine.

BTW- How much $$$ are you getting for increased traffic and AdSense? I assume you're going to contribute to Corp. Carnes fund with this influx of advertising revenue?

Anonymous said...

Dont fuck with the Marine Corps Tank, worse yet is fucking with wounded vet. Clearly you have pissed off the internet Gods and now they are going to find you, just like they found a picture of you at the Panthers game. Be afraid punk.

Cedar Posts said...

Anonymous 4:34

100% Every Dime earned from AD Sense during the 4th Quarter of 2012 happy to contribute it all to a fund to benefit Clp Carnes.

Anonymous said...

haha love it. This guy is getting everything he deserves right now. Who the hell threatens a little woman like that when your 350 pounds haha what a tool

Anonymous said...

Put your dick in his face and say Semper FI? I don't know. Sounds a little ghey. But you know what they say, don't ask don't tell.

Anonymous said...

As far as Non-Profits go: Semper Fi fund is good, Wounded Warriors is less than average, more money goes to their CEO than anything. Look at MIVF.org. Thats Marine Infantry Veterans Foundation. They help guys JUST like Garrett, Marine Infantrymen, not some desk jockey that claims they have nightmares. Cedar Post, you should wait to contact Garrett before donating the $$, see where he wants it. Josh Watts go fuck yourself for smearing such a good first name. You didnt just fuck with a Marine, you fucked with the 03s. Thanks to all that have a full brain to see this scumbag as just that. -JW

Anonymous said...

This "Tank" prick is what's wrong with the USA today. Too many dickless wonders walking around with the complete delusion about their coolness. Hell, he probably came up with his own nickname! Guys like this are nothing but loosers who have wasted their life away, and in a pathetic attempt to make themselves feel better, have to bring others down with them. They're absolutely delusional about how popular they are, and in fact are usually the last person you'd want to invite to a party. He wants to prove he's got balls, he should be walking his ass down to the recruitment office... You know, it's too bad there weren't more marines there because "Tank" would have been changing his nickname to "Hamburger" after he'd been tenderized.

Anonymous said...

If anyone is interested in what the family thinks.......

Betty Kilbride
Friends... please read, follow their lead on this, and keep them in your prayers as Garrett goes through yet another surgery.
We appreciate all the post and messages supporting me and Garrett through this ridiculous ordeal. We have decided as a family that for now we are not going to make any statements to any newspapers or news stations about the incident that happened this past Sunday. The fact of the matter is that there are bullies in all walks of life and we just so happened to stumble upon a group of them at Mooseheads. Garrett and I would just like to say that we have no ill wishes or feelings towards Mooseheads, nor do we want their business to suffer. The owner, Chris, is not at fault and is doing everything he can to make amends with us. The issue was with a rowdy and vile Panther fan, not with Moosehead Bar and Grill; and Chris personally invited us back in to eat dinner after the altercation was over. Thanks again to everyone who supports us through good times and bad. Please remember Garrett in your prayers next week during his surgery.

Anonymous said...

whoever hacked my facebook to put these pics on here and most of all to put down comments "hey marines u suck " qestion for u how many fam members do u have that r vets prolly none . u should know all the facts and both sides .
1. grandfather 3 wars WW 11 , Korea < and Nam LT. CL and flew 13 different planes
2. dad vet served in the Air Force
3. one of my Uncles served career Army
4. oh yeah my dad works for the army
5. cousin retired MARINES VET
6. cousin still active National Gaurd.
7. was a misunderstanding that went crazy and completly blown out of proportion . im sorry it happened and thats that . there r quite a few people who were thwere and saw it all and were not interviewed . so to all the service men and women out there thank you for what you do .

Anonymous said...

Tank,

I swear if that is really you then you are really a bigger dumbass than I thought.

Aren't you a little too old to be playing the my daddy card?

Don't you know no one gives a damn what your father or your grandfather did?

And it doesn't matter what my father did or does now.

What does matter is that when you should have held the door for a lady you got in her face. And when she gave you some of your own BS, your course was to confront her wheelchair bound husband.

When the world pointed a finger your way you doubled down.

Son, your playing a losing hand, you best fold me while you can.

You have a couple of choices,

Pray this blows over before November 11

Climb into the ring and stay alive as long as you can for a charity MMA event proceeds to go to support our wounded warriors.

Beg forgiveness on national television with a humble live interview on the Today Show.

So Tank what's your pleasure?

I hope you will choose plan "B"

Jim S said...

For my part, I've contacted the Charlotte Bobcats human resources dept. about the future employability of this mutt. I've also contacted the Carolina Panthers regarding their possibly revoking his ticket privilege, and have also contacted the owner of the MooseHead, requesting he terminate the employment of any employee that he finds assisted in removing Watt to the interior and back of the bar, as well as any employee who permitted him to remain on the premises after causing the disturbance. Finally, I've contacted the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control and requested at least a cursory investigation into the disturbance at the licensed liquor establishment. Sepmpre Fi!

Anonymous said...

OK- I gotta chime in. No one in their right mind is not thankful for all Servicemen. I can't imagine the hell that you men and women went/go through.

It's also a given that this Tank dude acted like a total douche and is a class A loser.

But making death threats is worse than what he did. What's really scary is that there are lots of vets with PTSD reading this blog and Facebook pages and are getting amped up to do something bad.

Cpl Carnes is a hero- but don't tarnish his name with this mess.

People are also making death threats to the folks at Moosehead, which is total and complete BS.

Yeah, the employee f*cked up by the way they initially handled the situation. Moosehead is a hole in the wall bar. They aren't the type to look down on disabled folks. That place is full of misfits- many who have served.

Please think twice before making threats online.

Again-no one in their right mind doesn't appreciate and respect our men and women who serve.

Thank you.

RPM said...

Tank, I'm sure your Grandfather, Father, Uncle and Cousins are all very proud of you right now. I didn't happen to notice that you served anywhere except your loser gut bellied up to the local bar.

I hope this dogs you til the day you die. Maybe before that day you will learn how respect is earned and how you show it to those that earned it.

USCG has the Marines back.

Anonymous said...

Yo Tankazoid: How about a real apology, not some mis-spelled, text style format, I'd like to see a "What I did was Wrong" apology. On top of that you should give a months pay to help with Carnes recovery.
Yo Moosehead: Where are my 'pro-bono" attorneys here? Disabilities act! and all your going to do is offer another chance to eat at your dive? Really?
Yo Cedar Post Readers: Nobody has posted Tank's address or email what is taking so long?
Am I the only one that see a connection between losing team and a bad HR department?

Anonymous said...

Betty Kilbride
Friends... please read, follow their lead on this, and keep them in your prayers as Garrett goes through yet another surgery.
We appreciate all the post and messages supporting me and Garrett through this ridiculous ordeal. We have decided as a family that for now we are not going to make any statements to any newspapers or news stations about the incident that happened this past Sunday. The fact of the matter is that there are bullies in all walks of life and we just so happened to stumble upon a group of them at Mooseheads. Garrett and I would just like to say that we have no ill wishes or feelings towards Mooseheads, nor do we want their business to suffer. The owner, Chris, is not at fault and is doing everything he can to make amends with us. The issue was with a rowdy and vile Panther fan, not with Moosehead Bar and Grill; and Chris personally invited us back in to eat dinner after the altercation was over. Thanks again to everyone who supports us through good times and bad. Please remember Garrett in your prayers next week during his surgery.

October 26, 2012 6:21 PM
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Anonymous said...

To 9:43: seems to me the only one out of control was tank. Don't u think it's time to put the drunken slobs of the world in their place? Maybe next time he will think before he drinks!

Anonymous said...

To 10:08

Sticks and stone. This was a verbal altercation that went too far. No charges were filed when this occured but most people on this site want violence now.

Is it yours or anyone else on this sites responsibility to put him "in his place?" I'm sure this dumbass "Tank" will suffer for a long time because of his words and maybe worse because of the information allowed on this site. Violence is not the answer for rational people. Has this story taught people anything?

Anonymous said...

This is in poor taste Cedar:

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.

This guy is reprehensible but what are you really promoting?

Anonymous said...

This is insane... it was 1 fan being drunk and rude to another fan. It happens every weekend during football season. Tank wasn't being rude because Carnes was a Marine. If I were in his situation I would have backed down once I found out Carnes was a vet, but that's me. The mans life shouldn't be ruined because of this. The way the "articles" on this blog are written it's like Carnes was being singled out because he was a Marine and that's not true.
As for the Yelp rating that's BS too, not much honor in ruining a business for trying to protect it's patrons and prevent a physical altercation from breaking out.
All these calls for the death of the idiot are no better than people calling for the death of Americans because someone posts a picture of fecal matter on the Koran. Grow up people...

Anonymous said...

Karma is a BITCH!

I'd guess whatever Mr. Tank has done in the past had to be pretty bad, looks like it is all finally catching up with him.

I think this is Great!

On behalf of every parent who has endured a boorish jerk, his foul mouth and rude behavior at a Panthers or Bobcats game I thank you.

A beat down would serve no benefit, as it would only cause some people to feel sorry for Tank. Better he suffer his fate of being infamous!

Justice is so sweet.

Anonymous said...

Infamy fine; violence No.

Stop promiting it on your site Mr. Johnson.

Cedar Posts said...

Hey Y'all let's not post Tank's addy.

Also Moosehead Bar and Grill was wrong but the owner was blindsided by the whole thing. He needs to fire a couple of people and review his policy regarding serving drunks.

Tank was a drunk jackass, and I have it on good sources that he had was tossed out of BofA stadium earlier in the day.

Anonymous said...

Are you really going to do this?

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 Posts said...

11:35

Honestly I really can't stand much more of Tank. It won't change him, he's not smart enough to figure it out.

When I saw the pink ankle tape in the photo from Sundays game I realized he is several fries short of a happy meal.

The treasure trove of Tank photos would only pile on more of the same.

Also I really like the idea of a charity event in the octagon idea. Tank vs as many Marines one at a time as he can take out. It would be priceless, fair, and in good sport, plus raise a bunch of cash for guys like Cpl Garett Carnes.

Anonymous said...

You had me until the last paragraph.

Nothing like the word "charity" to make violence a good idea.

Anonymous said...

Not the first nor the last time a duel was used to raise money for a good cause.

Sounds like a perfect solution, maybe Tank is a bad ass.

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Anonymous said...

What a shock!
Tank the wank has poor grammar and cant spell...i dont believe it!
He looks so intelligent.

Hope you get your ass kicked.

Anonymous said...

I hope this loser wakes up some day.

Garrett Carnes - Thank ou so much for your service.

Pam G. said...

Maybe Tank's family does have military ties, but it is profoundly clear he was never taught respect, and that is sad. My son would never have to worry about what the public at large would do to him in this instance because I would be willing to beat him to a pulp myself if he ever acted this way toward ANYONE. He is a big, burly boy too, but he is polite and respectful, too bad Tank was never taught the basics of accepted behavior. I have always believed a bully will one day cross the path of someone bigger and badder than themselves and I think Tank may have finally done just that. How invincible do you feel now big guy?

KaptKos said...

My Marine Corps buddy while I was Navy on MCAS Cherry Point is now the editor for the American Legion magazine and he texted me saying he'll look into what the AL can do for Cpl Carnes.

Anonymous said...

Is this bloated, stinking whale still swimming, or has his carcass washed up somewhere in rehab?

Anonymous said...

Tank's first name should be "septic". This Watts character looks like the type of guy who's life peaked during varsity high school football. The fact that Carnes is a bonafied hero and fellow Marine just pisses me off even more. The Moosehead will never get a dime of my money, ever. Woe be unto Septic Tank next time he's in a bar and there are Marines around.

Anonymous said...

Josh Tank Watts does not reside in Charlotte. Lives in Rock Hill SC. Still dissing anyone in uniform, and bragging about tough he was that day. Still an employed loser and bully.

Dave said...

Mr. Tankard doesn't know when to quit. Here he is again weighing in on the USMC MOH awardee Dakota Meyer incident like he knows what he is talking about.

Josh Says:
December 14th, 2012 at 4:25 pm
I hope they get the whole story here. I’m from Columbia and all I’ve been hearing is that Dakota started the fight by shouting rude comments at young girls and yelling racial slurs toward Kanissa’a and his friends. It’s sound’s to me like Dakota got what he had coming to him.
http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=33227




Hey JOSH, Is that YOU again?
http://regator.com/p/258019235/josh_tank_watts_the_marine_corps_have_your/
Haven't you learned anything yet about messing with the Corp?
Man you need to be looking over your shoulder but if you don't let up, you are going to need an ICU unit. Your last stunt is known all over the world, literally, and there are some seriously p****d off guys who want to catch you in the right place wrong time. You looking to go out in a blaze of glory?

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say I was at Moosehead the other night, and the place was Bump-ing! Holla!!! Hotties everywhere. So, if anything, business is great. As far as Tank Watts is concerned, he lives in Charlotte and currently works at the Harris Teeter distribution center under the alias Ben pittman. You should drop him a line.