Prosecutor Adam Finkel Arrested After Fighting With Purdy Lounge Doorman UPDATED

Purdy Lounge has one South Beach's most straightforward door policies. If there's room, you can come in. If the club is at capacity, you have to wait in line. Yet there are still d-bags out there who think they can pull some line-cutting nonsense.

That didn't work out too well for 26-year-old assistant state attorney Adam Finkel. He got himself arrested this weekend after causing a scene at the door.

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According to the arrest report obtained by Random Pixels, an off-duty police officer heard Finkel get into an altercation with Purdy's doorman early Sunday morning. The doorman informed Finkel he had to wait in line, but Finkel continued to argue with the doorman. The doorman then informed Finkel that he was no longer welcome at Purdy.

Finkel attempted to barge through the door anyway, but the doorman blocked him. Finkel then took "an aggressive fighting stance." The off-duty officer intervened and told Finkel to leave before he got into any more trouble. Finkel decided to take out his wallet and flashed his State Attorney's Office badge.

"We work on the same side," Finkel allegedly told the officer.

The officer wasn't swayed and again told Finkel to leave.

"You have no right or authority to tell me what to do," Finkel replied.

Finkel then got in the officer's face and pushed his chest. The officer gave him several opportunities to leave, but Finkel kept playing tough guy. The officer noticed that Finkel smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.

The officer then placed handcuffs on Finkel, but before the officer could restrain both hands, Finkel began spinning. Eventually the officer was able to fully cuff him.

Finkel was charged with disorderly intoxication, trespassing after a warning, and resisting an officer without violence. Those charges were later dismissed, 

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Kyle Munzenrieder