Corbin Bernsen Reportedly Involved in Bar Fight, Will Throw Gravel at Your Car



Corbin Bernsen does not want to talk to you. But he will throw gravel at your car.
  • Corbin Bernsen does not want to talk to you. But he will throw gravel at your car.

Corbin Bernsen, or as we exclusively refer to him, Roger Dorn, has been in town filming 25 Hill, a movie about the Soap Box Derby.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that Bernsen and a producer on the film were involved in a bar fight last week. A pretty sensational report gets less sensational once you read the details. As it turns out, the producer was the one involved in a fracas with a fellow bar patron and Bernsen... well, Bernsen retaliated by throwing gravel and had his knee scraped. And, of course, the trouble started over a woman.

James Greilick, a producer on the film, apparently took offense when Dennis Pirt, a 22-year-old, made a pass a a female staffer who is working on 25 Hill.

All was well until Pirt walked over to the bar and allegedly punched Greilick. The spat then spilled into the parking lot where Corbin Bernsen threw gravel at Pirt's car. You go, Roger!

A spokeswoman addressed the situation with the Akron Beacon Journal:

'' Jim just felt that this man wouldn't leave her alone,'' Ethridge said. ''[Greilick] asked the guy to back off and he thought that was the end of it.''

Greilick, who was knocked to the floor from the surprise punch, was treated at Barberton Citizens Hospital for an eye injury and released. Pirt, who was punched by an unknown assailant during the scuffle, also was treated, according to the report.

New Franklin police reports show the altercation spilled outside and Bernsen was thrown to the ground. He admitted throwing gravel at Pirt's car. Greilick admitted jumping on the Clinton man's car in the parking lot.

Let that be a lesson to you young scoundrels out there who want to mess with Corbin Bernsen. Do so at your own risk, he will throw gravel at your car.

All parties involved declined to press charges and police consider the matter closed.

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