Document: TABC agents attacked during downtown Austin fake ID sting

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin man allegedly attacked agents from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission during a fake ID sting in downtown on Saturday, court documents say. 

TABC agents were set up at different locations in the Austin area trying to find underage minors using fake ID’s to buy alcohol. One of those locations included Highland Night Club at 404 Colorado St. 

At around 1 a.m., documents say three people went inside the nightclub and tried to hurry past club employees working at the door. The supposed employees were actually undercover agents, so when they stopped them, a man identified as Justin Hall, showed a military ID and a Virginia driver’s license. 

The date of births on the ID’s did not match, so while he was being held up at the door, documents say Hall got agitated and eventually started acting belligerent. 

He then handed his belongings to someone he was with and said, “I’m going to have to fight this [expletive],” and moved closer to the agent.

While other state agents tried to calm him down, he pushed them away and swung his arms at them when they were trying to arrest him. 

They eventually got Hall to the ground and were able to place him in handcuffs. 

Hall is charged with resisting arrest.

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