ToD Guitar Hero Arrested, Released on New Year’s Eve

guitarheroAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Soft-spoken and normally restrained …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead lead guitarist Kevin Allen was detained by Austin police late Wednesday evening after he caused several thousand dollars worth of damage while playing the popular video game Guitar Hero at a downtown bar.

Austin police were called to an incident late on New Year’s Eve at 7th Street’s Beauty Bar after a patron, later identified as Allen, smashed a television with a gaming accessory and threw the console at a passing car outside the bar. Eyewitness accounts tell the story of a frustrated, perhaps intoxicated Allen, repeatedly striking a large plasma screen television with a small plastic guitar until the unit fell …