Unruly bar patron accused of biting bouncer’s face


OKLAHOMA CITY — The “warrior” tattoo on his bicep is a good indication Michael Gurley is not to be reckoned with.

But the Candy Nightclub bouncer and former Oklahoma County detention officer was caught off guard early Saturday morning, attacked by man who would not leave the Bricktown bar peacefully. 

According to the police report, the suspect was being escorted out for touching a female patron in a lewd manner.

But when they got him to the door, things got really aggressive.

The fight spilled into the street.

That’s where 26-year-old Mitchell Mai allegedly began punching and biting the bouncers. 

OKC Police MSgt. Gary Knight said, “They were escorting him out and he punched one in the face and bit the other one, causing significant injury to the guard’s face.”

According to the report, there were “top and bottom teeth marks which had punctured the skin very deeply.”

Mai was eventually handcuffed and placed in a squad car where authorities said he began banging his head against the window.

But a bruised face may be the least of his worries.

Investigators said Mitchell Mai faces charges of assault, maiming and sexual battery.