April 23rd, 2013 1:22 pm | by ANDREA DAMEWOOD News | Posted In: Cops and Courts, PDX News

Man Says He Missed Father-Daughter Dance After Beating at Devil's Point Strip Club

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A Snoqualmie, Wash., man says a beating he took at the hands of Devils Point strip club bouncers made him miss a father-daughter dance.

Scott Garcia filed a lawsuit April 18 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, claiming battery and seeking $22,924 for a broken rib, missed work and emotional distress.

The suit says Garcia had left Devils Point, at 5305 SE Foster Rd., when he realized he left behind his North Face jacket. He knocked on the club's locked door, and was told to go away and come back the next day. But Garcia couldn't come back in the morning, the suit says.

"Scott, a father of two daughters, had to leave for Seattle early the next day to prepare them for an annual father/daughter dance, which meant he had to take them shopping for dresses and get their hair done," says the suit, filed by Milwaukie lawyer Donel Courtney.

As Garcia continued to try and get in, the lawsuit says two bouncers opened the door suddenly and slammed it into him and then tackled him, breaking a rib.

Portland Police Officer Sean Burns was called to the scene, and he told Garcia that employees of clubs in the area are scared of a common tactic where criminals knock after hours pretending to be customers, the suit says.

Garcia was treated at Oregon Health and Sciences University Medical Center. The suit says Garcia missed the father-daughter dance, and had to work from home for one week of his $125,000 a year job as a principal engineer for T Mobile.

"Defendants' behavior was intentional, extreme and outrageous, and an extraordinary transgression of the bounds of socially tolerable conduct," the suit says.

Devil's Point, which bills itself as Portland's rock-n-roll strip club, did not answer the phone for comment.

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