Michael Berry: Time to Revisit Firehouse Saloon Incident?

Categories: Crime, Spaced City

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Alleged TC's Incident not Berry's first wee-hours bar parking lot fiasco.
The alleged TC's Show Bar incident that came to light today would not be conservative talker Michael Berry's first late-night bar parking lot misadventure.

On December 22, 2007, just as his term on City Council was coming to a close thanks to term limits, Berry attended a concert by his friend Cory Morrow at the Firehouse Saloon on Fountainview at the Southwest Freeway.

Berry would later say that as he was leaving the tavern, at 1 a.m. on December 23, he was carjacked at knifepoint in the parking lot. He told the Houston Chronicle that he got in his Chevy Tahoe, put down his Blackberry and stuck the keys in the ignition, when suddenly his passenger-side door flew open and a Hispanic man with a knife jumped in the car.

Berry said that as he was trying to shield himself from the first attacker, a second man, also Hispanic and packing a blade, jumped in the back seat.

"Then I realized there were two guys and I needed to get out," Berry told the Chron.

He further told the Chron that as he was jumping out of the Tahoe's driver-side door, he ran into a third knife-toting Hispanic male. Berry says he ran past him and the guy gave chase.

Berry said he was scared that he was about to be stabbed in the back so he turned around to face his assailant. The attacker demanded his wallet, but Berry says he didn't have to hand it over, because the Tahoe was already rolling by this point and the other two guys picked their buddy up and drove off.

Berry was not injured in the attack. He told Channel 2 News that he didn't call police at first, choosing instead to take a cab home and hug his wife and kids.

The Onstar system led police to the Tahoe, which was found intact, mere hours after Berry filed his report, at an apartment complex on Gulfton Boulevard, just across the Southwest Freeway from the Firehouse. Perhaps these gangsters didn't want to take the Tahoe to a chop-shop or smuggle it overseas -- they just didn't have cab fare. No arrests were ever made.

At any rate, citing embarrassment, Berry didn't publicly discuss the incident for the first week or two after it occurred, and then wouldn't stop talking about it for a day or two, and then clammed up again.


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42 comments
superdavekb
superdavekb

My god this guy is a serial liar. Gay serial liar. Gay, closeted serial liar.

superdavekb
superdavekb

My god this guy is a serial liar. Gay serial liar. Gay, closeted serial liar.

Beaumant99
Beaumant99 like.author.displayName 1 Like

So....you are attacked by three carjackers at knife point and you don't call the police, you go home and hug your kids...OK...

Sookie
Sookie

It is clear to me that Mr. Berry has been set up by one of his many enemies. 

david h
david h

 

It is hard to believe as well known as he is that he would risk being in a gay bar.I listen to him alot and I have never heard him say anything against gay people.What I hear from him is that the government needs to keep out of our bedrooms.

Wpc1956
Wpc1956

A closeted homosexual ultra consrvative rightwing gay basher has his secret life exposed. So cliche...Rep. Mark Foley, Sen. Larry Craig. Can't wait for Rick Santorum to get busted with a dick in his mouth.

BigEd242
BigEd242

I think Rick would prefer at least 4 dicks in his mouth at one time.

anthonyNtx
anthonyNtx

Yep, all those gay GOPers come out one way or another. A Romney aide just came out also. The term Christian Conservative is becoming code for "Closet Homo".

Taye
Taye

News has it that Michael Berry hit the victim from the back at the Gay club where he was seen coming out of the Bathroom. 

Thenonymous
Thenonymous

No one has mentioned whether or not Michael Berry was, himself, in drag at the time.This would make a good story, great.

BigEd242
BigEd242

Michael "Oh God, I'm So Confused, What With a Wife and Kid, and All" Berry's stage name is "Summer Seeve", being that he is a giant douche, and all, and I always get a "not so fresh feeling" after listening to his hate filled racist rants on the radio machine.

Omega_Man
Omega_Man

It's pretty obvious that Michael Berry is showing signs of alcoholism. That's the connecting tissue here.

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

In a 2003 profile, Berry told Tim Fleck that he was a teetotaller until after college, in part because alcoholism was a problem in his family. He started drinking when he was about 28. 

Nightmare on Bagby
Nightmare on Bagby

So.... first Jon Matthews turned out to be a pedophile and Rush is a doc-shopping junkie and now Mike Berry is queer for chicks with dicks. Of course, we knew all along that Bush and Cheney were draft-dodgers way before they were war criminals... can someone please explain this moral superiority of neo-conservatives thing to me? I just don't get it.

Mrlukehtown
Mrlukehtown

Michael Berry is a CLOWN of the highest order....He is a hate merchant who does nothing but insult people of color and incite the gullible and weak minded.  I'm happy to see his secret life being exposed and I hope he is charged with the "hit and run" as he should be. 

M. B. stands for Man Butter
M. B. stands for Man Butter

"It was the damnest thing, officer. I'm lucky to be alive! What happened was I saw this 15-year-old hitchhiker who was standing on Lovett at 1:00 am a ride. He asks me to drive him to the end of this darkened cul-de-sac. The next thing I know, he pulls a knife and forces me to let him perform fellatio on me! I need to go home and hug my wife and kids."

David
David

He sounds big on radio, but when the tough gets going, the weak run, run from the Firehouse Saloon, TC Saloon, afraid to face the music.  Just like lawyers, no backbone, run from your own problems.  Reminds me of the drunk lawyer than ran into the back of my son's car, then left the scene,  when the police got to his house, he had showered and the officer said, I cannot give me a ticket for being drunk.  That's what Michael did, both times, avoid his true responsibility.  Then he barks on radio about our voting responsibility but he will run at the first chance.  He brags about have a son, but HE GOES TO A GAY BAR!

Marfagringo
Marfagringo

Councilmember not immediately calling the cops? Well, I would do the same if I wasn't at least partially intoxicated. As a current city councilman in Marfa, I would call them, immediately, and anyone in the "line of fire" would be a prize for the city's finest-- Not accusing, but it's true that every police officer on the beat knows a prize when he hears it over the dispatch--

JayJay
JayJay

KID. If you can't even get that fact right...then you most likely are failing with the entire opinion of this whacked out article. 

Not to mention your hate is showing and by hate I mean hate. The kind that's bred from prejudice and bigotry. The kind you most likely accuse others of due to you knowing what it looks like via your hugable personal experience.

Yellow Journalism is alive and well. Or is that jaundice?

JJsceativewritingprof
JJsceativewritingprof

Because it's well known that prejudice and bigotry actually breed, and their offspring is hate. And I mean hate. Not huggable. Somewhat jaundiced. Always yellow.

Chansondumerde
Chansondumerde

Let me get this straight: Mr. Law and Order demurs from contacting law and order? Even after he's personally held up and carjacked? ...Priceless.

Guess he'd say that his family values and his urgency to get home superceded his obligation to report such a heinous, potentially violent crime.

ddt
ddt

For what it's worth, on the radio Berry is right wing and obnoxious, but not really a gay-basher.

Beaumant99
Beaumant99

It's just blacks, Muslims and Hispanics he can't stand, which makes it all better. *rolls eyes*

K
K

 That is because Berry is Gay. DUH!

David Houston
David Houston

There's no mistaking what TC's Drag Race is all about.  Just goes to show what sensationalist hypocritical rubbish talk radio actually is.  Oddly enough my right-wing m-i-l listens to him religiously.  Saying that I've never bought into the myth that a dislike of 'gays' means you must in fact actually be gay.  That's the kind of nonsense perpetuated by movies like American Beauty.  Homophobia is something different where people are afraid of what they don't know or don't understand, Anachrophobia after all does not mean you are in fact secretly a big hairy spider.  PS. I have no such issues...  Just saying.

Jim C
Jim C

If I were Cory Morrow, I'd be pissed for referring to me as Michael Berry's friend.

JayJay
JayJay

LOL.

Generic comments are the worst form of fake wit ever.

Carist Pig
Carist Pig

This incident pulls back the curtain on an even bigger problem--Tahoe drivers.

Craigley
Craigley

says the man who drives the largest car he can afford

@JoeWatchesTV
@JoeWatchesTV

This is hilarious. I'd love to know which of the drag performers at TC's is Michael's favorite. And, does he watch RuPaul's Drag Race there on Tuesdays? They have great drink specials.

Next I wanna see Rush Limbaugh show up for Chubby Chaser night, you know he wants to.

Dangerouse
Dangerouse

We in the gayborhood refer to TC's as "Tranny Corner." 

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

Maybe he was being chased by pack of knife-wielding trannies hell-bent on jacking his Tahoe.

OK
OK

Ticked off Hispanic trannies with knives (mash-up of Berry's two saloon incidents), FTW!

Dizrokwel
Dizrokwel

sounds fishy

Rodizio
Rodizio

Though it doesn't sound like it's fish he's into. More like the snake, if you know what I mean!

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