Vinnie Jones' jail threat
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 December 2008
'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' star Vinnie Jones could face up to a year in jail after allegedly punching a man in the face during a bar fight in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, last week
Vinnie Jones could spend a year in jail after allegedly punching a man in the face during a bar fight.
The 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' star - who took up acting after retiring from soccer - is said to have charged at a fellow drinker following a dispute after a game of pool at Wiley's Tavern, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, last week.
'X-Men: The Last Stand' actor Jones is believed to have hit Juan Barrera in the face after he reportedly insulted his movie career by calling him "that guy from X-Men".
Barrera said: "He got offended by that, and he started pushing my other friends around. He said he's been in so many other movies or whatever."
A police spokesperson added: "It was a verbal argument that escalated to pushing and shoving and then a bar brawl."
Vinnie - who was treated at a local hospital after being struck in the face with a glass on Thursday night (04.12.08) - could be sentenced to up to a year in jail after being charged with simple assault for the incident.
Vinnie is seen with severe cuts and bruises on his face in his mug shot. He was released from prison on bail on Friday morning (05.12.08).