October 22, 2007 / 3:41 AM / 10 years ago

Kid Rock arrested after fight

<p>A handout photo shows a police mug shot of musician Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, after he was arrested early Sunday morning following an altercation at a Waffle House in Dekalb County, Georgia October 21, 2007. Ritchie who was in town for a show was released hours later after posting bond.Dekalb Sheriff's Office</p>

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Musician Kid Rock was arrested on Sunday after a fight in a Waffle House restaurant in Atlanta just days after he scored his first No. 1 album on U.S. pop charts, police said.

DeKalb County police said they arrested Rock, 36, and five members of his entourage at 5:15 a.m. after an argument with a man who entered the Waffle House escalated into a fight.

"Rock along with five members of his entourage were charged with one count of battery, which is a misdemeanor. The victim ... was treated and released at a local hospital for his injuries," Mekka Parish, spokeswoman for DeKalb police, said.

The Waffle House pressed charges against the man involved in the fight with Rock's entourage after a window was punched out during the fight, which started inside but ended in the parking lot, Parish said.

She said Rock had given a concert in Atlanta earlier in the evening and left the scene on his tour bus after the fight. He was stopped and arrested about a mile down the road, Parish said. He was released on bond later on Sunday.

Rock scored the first No. 1 album of his career on Wednesday with "Rock N Roll Jesus."

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