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article imageMan acts as bouncer, hits bar patrons in toilet, video goes viral

By Anne Sewell     Oct 4, 2013 in World
Johannesburg - A video, showing an alleged bouncer assaulting patrons of a bar in Fourways, Johannesburg has gone viral. The patrons were apparently smoking marijuana in the bathroom, the guy was apparently not actually a bouncer.
The video above shows a man, allegedly Shane Myburgh, and three other patrons of the Stones Bar in Fourways, Johannesburg. It was captured on CCTV and is now going viral on YouTube.
The three patrons were allegedly smoking marijuana in the bathroom, and the CCTV shows Myburgh walking in, and hitting one of the men. He then continues to hit all three patrons,
Now the video showing the incident is going viral on YouTube. Uploaded on October 2, it had already had nearly 64,000 views.
Initially it was thought that the man was a bouncer for the bar, sorting out clients doing drugs on the premises. However, since then the bar has denied that the man was one of its bouncers.
The video was uploaded to the man's Facebook page (since deleted), and then reposted on LiveLeak and YouTube.
Named as Shane Myburgh by Eyewitness News, he apparently claimed that he was a bouncer at the venue. But Fourways Stones denies this on their own Facebook page.
Their post read:
“Upon investigation by Stones head office it had been found that Shane Myburgh and the other parties to the incident were customers.”
A further post on Fourways Stones Facebook page on Friday reads:
"Video of assault in Stones Fourways
On the 22nd of September there was an altercation between some patrons in the men’s toilets of Stones Fourways. One patron, Shane Myburg, was captured on video footage assaulting 3 other patrons. The patrons who were assaulted were apparently smoking drugs in the bathroom which provoked the reaction from Mr Myburg. None of the people involved are employees of Stones Fourways and have never, to the best of our knowledge, been employed by any Stones branch. The incident was of a personal nature and the use of the word “Bouncer” in the video caption is incorrect and misleading.
The following week, Shane Myburgh, returned to the store, alleging that a cell phone was lost/stolen during the altercation and requested to see the video footage of the incident. In attempt to assist him, the manager gave him access to the CCTV footage. The footage was apparently recorded with a cellphone from the CCTV monitor, without the consent or knowledge of the manager.
The video has since gone viral on numerous media websites. We are lead to believe that the video was posted by Mr Myburg.
Stones does not condone violence and the use of narcotics is strictly prohibited. All the parties seen in the footage have subsequently been banned from all Stones branches."
It turns out there are quite a few Shane Myburgh videos on YouTube, and he is getting a lot of ribbing in the comments.
He is also getting a lot of comment on Twitter, with the hashtag #stonesassault.
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