Cops: Roswell bouncer clocked clubgoer with flashlight, knocked out several teeth

Authorities say a Roswell bouncer took things too far when he attacked an unruly customer and knocked the man’s teeth out with a metal flashlight, sending him to the hospital.

The incident occurred earlier this month during Vander Borjes Jr.’s shift at La Parranda, a Mexican bar and grill located on Holcomb Bridge Road, Channel 2 Action News reported.

“People were dancing and drinking and apparently a physical altercation happened between a security guard and one of the patrons,” Roswell police spokesman Officer Sean Thompson said. “The security guard actually struck this patron several times with a metal flashlight, causing damage to his face and knocking out several teeth.”

It’s unclear what led to the altercation, but the fight landed Borjes in jail on an aggravated battery charge. He also has an Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold, records show.

An employee at La Parranda told Channel 2 he witnessed the fight and that several people tried to attack Borjes before he allegedly struck the man with the flashlight.

Thompson said most bouncers are trained to avoid using physical force and to call the police if they need help dealing with any rowdy customers.

“We go through a lot more training on de-escalation and things like that,” he said.

Borjes, who has a Woodstock address, remains held at the Fulton County Jail without bond, online records show.