CHARLES TOWN -- A Loudoun County, Va., man is suing Piggy's after he claims a bouncer assaulted him.

Wilbur A. Alger Jr. and John Does 1 through 3 were also named as defendants in the suit.

On May 29, Jay Baltzer accompanied some of his friends to Piggy's and was socializing and dancing with his friends when a Piggy's employee approached him and asked him to leave the dance floor because he was carrying a drink, according to a complaint filed Sept. 27 in Jefferson Circuit Court.

Baltzer claims he complied with the request and left the dance floor, but was then "blindsided by a bouncer, who physically and verbally assaulted him."

The bouncer grabbed Baltzer's arm and slammed him to the ground, according to the suit.

Baltzer claims his leg was pinned between the bar and the bar rail, which caused his ankle to snap.

At no time before or during the incident, had Baltzer acted in any way to justify the employee/agent's vicious and excessive actions, according to the suit.

Baltzer claims the defendants did not call for help or assist him after the incident.

A friend helped Baltzer out of the bar and the county's Sheriff's Department was called, according to the suit, and an ambulance was called to take Baltzer to the hospital.

Baltzer claims the defendants were negligence and had a duty to avoid causing injury to patrons of the establishment.

Baltzer is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is being represented by Stephen G. Skinner.

Jefferson Circuit Court case number: 11-C-363

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