Kierah Lagrave, a 22-year-old woman from Plattsburgh, New York, was arrested and charged with felony second-degree strangulation after she allegedly choked a bouncer at the Five1Eight nightclub on October 20.
According to reports, the 22-year-old Lagrave walked up behind the club’s bouncer and strangled him until he was unconscious because she believed that he had grabbed her butt. The incident happened at Five1Eight nightclub, where Lagrave works. Following the review of surveillance footage, the unnamed security guard was deemed to be innocent.
“The surveillance video clearly shows that Lagrave’s friend slapped her on the buttocks [beforehand],” Plattsburgh City Police Chief Levi Ritter said.
Lagrave was arrested on Thursday, October 25 and charged with second-degree strangulation.
City Police officers secured surveillance footage that shows the 125-pound Lagrave walking up behind the bouncer and choking him until he falls to the floor unconscious, City Police Chief Levi Ritter said.
Officers located and interviewed Lagrave, and she allegedly admitted choking the bouncer. She told police it was because he had grabbed her, Ritter said.
“The surveillance video clearly shows that Lagrave’s friend slapped her on the buttocks” before the incident occurred, the chief said.
She told DailyMail that she was “in the club, minding her own business and having fun and then I feel a full-on grab on my right side butt cheek.”
Lagrave was eventually released on her own recognizance and is due back in Lagrave Plattsburgh City Court at 8:30 a.m. on November 20. She faces a charge of second-degree strangulation is a felony charge in New York State.