Roach, Miami Punk and Ex-Churchill's Sound Guy, Arrested for Beating and Biting Stepson

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Miami Beach Police Department

Some know him as Roach. But the Miami Beach Police Department prefers the name Glenn Thor Larsen.

Once a Miami punk rocker who played drums in hardcore bands like U.F.C. and Sound4Sound, Larsen also served as a sound guy at Churchill's Pub during the 2000s.

But yesterday, the 34-year-old man was arrested by MBPD for beating and biting his 10-year-old stepson.

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Sound 4 Sound playing Churchill's Pub in 2004.

On Tuesday, Larsen, who's currently employed elsewhere as a freelance sound tech, returned to Churchill's, like many Miami punk scenesters, for a final pint under the pub's original ownership. He posted the following to his Facebook page:

Most likely having my last beer or two at Churchills under the supervision of Dave Daniels and Nicky. Thank you for the last twenty years of doing whatever the fuck we wanted... And we did. Many incredible shows. Mentors.T.S.O.L. Raw Power, U.S. Bombs. Fang. M.D.C. Murphy's Law. 45 Grave. The list goes on forever. And the bands I was able to play with on that amazing stage. U.F.C. Los Humaniax FWA Sound 4 Sound Timescape Zero "F" Powerhouse. Its been a hell of a ride.

However, the next day, things were anything but normal when Larson picked up the 10 year old from daycare.

According to the police report, he "asked his stepson if he finished his homework." The boy "answered no, to which the defendant replied, 'Now you're in trouble.'"

The child told the arresting officer that Larsen "pulled the car over and began to strike him about the left side of his face and torso with open hand and closed fist ... He was hit in the face at least five times."

However, the saddest and most bizarre detail: The 34 year old continued beating and even "bit [his stepson] in the upper left thigh" after they had returned home.

On Thursday, Larsen was arrested. He "admitted," the report reads, "to spanking the child with open hand and biting him," acknowledging "he was wrong" and blaming "anger management difficulties."

He was charged with child abuse, aggravated assault, torture, causing great bodily harm, and resisting arrest without violence.

Bond was set at $21,000.

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William Medina
William Medina

All the parties invoked are beautiful people going thru some tough times. Fuck all of you that don't get it.

William Medina
William Medina

I'm disgusted by the ignorance of the Miami Sheeple... "It's it the New times, it's got to be 100% infalable and unbiased."

Eddie Pollard
Eddie Pollard

They have some asshole sound guys there!! Nelson Dork Knight Cortez Sy Urdaneta-Izquiel Noel Alfonse @wheresweedo

Tony Prieto
Tony Prieto

Child abuse is a felony, not a "family issue." If you as "friends" and family knew he was mentally unstable and prone to violence and you left him alone around children, then you're so adamantly defending him because you feel guilty.

Xavier Vega
Xavier Vega

just want to make two points: dude's nick name is roach and that's the oh crap I am in trouble face.

Yahaira Suriel
Yahaira Suriel

Ur loyalty should be for your son. You failed to protect him because u choose that piece of garbage over ur own kid..God only knows what else he did to him .You dont deserve him I hope they take him far away from u and your piece of shit friends that r defending this cockroach.

Bilge Rat
Bilge Rat

I understand you high and mighty types have the advantage of sitting at home behinde your computers and can play the moral advocate role here. I could easily do the same. It would be even easier for me if It was in a situation where I didnt know the person personally. But lets be honest if this was your brother, uncle, parent etc. You wouldn't want your familys name dragged through the mud no matter how angry you were with what ever wrong doing went on. The canned sterotypical answers and reactions the majority of you are spitting out aren't fooling anyone. Well maybe just yourselves.

Adam Hussler
Adam Hussler

This is a post from the mother of the child. Stop perpetuating opinion and tabloid journalism. This is a scam post for clicks using the Churchills name as a easy way to get views. "This is a message for all our friends:please stop posting what happen with glenn "roach".Leon and I love him,he did something really bad but is because he needs help he is not right. we all know that he is a good person .please understand the personal bad situation we are having. so please no more posting anything about him."

Bilge Rat
Bilge Rat

I am not defending my friends mistakes. But tell me have any of you lived your entire life free of making mistakes? and as I so stated before. I don't think any of you would be happy if this was a member of your family being put on blast. Public record or not the family should be given privacy to handle thier own affairs with out a bunch of internet tough guys giving thier 2 cents. So just drop the "I d rough this guy up if i ever saw him" bit and go back to your cubicals tv sets iphones and what not. Go play paper gangsters somewhere else and meddle in someone elses issues. Not my friends, and I will give you the same respect. K. Thanks. Bye.

Gabriel Trujillo Jr.
Gabriel Trujillo Jr.

Its shit poor journalism... But its not only the new times. My grandmother heard it on Spanish TV. This dude must've done somebody wrong in the media. Hitting your kids is scumfuckery but now the newtimes and local media have a moral obligation to put every child molester and wife beater on blast.

Tony Prieto
Tony Prieto

Roaches hang out with Rats. It's public record when a man is arrested for beating a child. Is it the whole "Churchill's" thing that has you upset? Not that he admitted to punching and biting a 10 year old? I'm sure he's a wonderful person when he's not beating and biting his stepson. Oh, and nice 'Scarface' reference, that really makes your concern for your great friend seem so sincere.

Bilge Rat
Bilge Rat

Yea because posting families personal lives/problems in a free/poorly written paper is great journalism. Roach and his family are great friends of mine. This is a hard time for them. They deserve thier due privacy while they handle this. If this was your family I doubt you'd want this blasted in the new times of all places. Like the fucking idiot wth the comment above me the one thing people(regrdless of ethnicity) in this city lack is empathy. Though most of you have your own demons. You love when something like this comes along so you can sit at home and call someone else the bad guy.

Tony Prieto
Tony Prieto

Roach, you'll be happy to know that their are plenty of other roaches at TGK jail. Also, you'll meet a few "gentlemen" that don't care too much for child abusers. They'll treat you exactly how you deserve to be treated. Oh, and don't cry for the CO's to help, see they don't like men who are so weak as to prey on kids, so they won't hear you as you scream when your cell mates are beating and biting you.

Juan Carlos
Juan Carlos

Ha ha, you jealous haters can't talk no crap about Latinos on this one. This is just more proof that you haters and angry crazy F**k's are the ones who give Miami a bad name.

Dave Basora
Dave Basora

I got anger management issues too! I tend to lose my shit on scumbags who beat up kids.

AnAdult
AnAdult

Pajot,. Mr. Larsen is not a public figure. He hasn't had a music job or a band in years. He does corporate sound for conventions. He hasn't done sound at Churchill's in ages. His news value is zilch. 

Using his family's alleged misfortune to troll for clicks searching "Churchill's" is disgusting. Parroting salacious police reports is what got former NT editor Jim Mullin fired and he is 10,000 times the journalist you are.  Perhaps it's time to enroll in a course on journalistic ethics, because you clearly have misplaced yours.

oscrramirez
oscrramirez

So you perfer keeping them more hidden from the media? Poor child molesters.

oscrramirez
oscrramirez

Your opinion is biased stfu. You know him ,so you defend him. Should he have done worse for you to call him the bad guy? Stupid.

Dude
Dude

@AnAdult I happen to wholeheartedly agree with this statement.

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