August 30, 2009

Man faked beating at Queens strip club

A surveillance video revealed a Queens man's story of being beaten by a strip club bouncer was less than truthful, New York police said.

Khuran Murtaza, 34, called police when he was thrown out of the Rouge Gentleman's Club in the Maspeth section of the borough shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday, the New York Post reported Sunday.

When police arrived, Murtaza's face was bloody and bruised and he said a bouncer at the club had beaten him. However, the bouncer claimed he didn't hit Murtaza and showed police the tape from the club's surveillance camera, police said.

They said the video showed Murtaza smashing his face against a car, cutting his own nose.

Police charged Murtaza with falsely reporting an incident, a spokeswoman for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.