State Attorney Adam Finkel Arrested After Fighting With Purdy Lounge Doorman

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Purdy Lounge has one South Beach's most straightforward door policies. If there's room, you can come in. If the club is at capacity, you have to wait in line. Yet there are still d-bags out there who think they can pull some line-cutting nonsense.

That didn't work out too well for 26-year-old assistant state attorney Adam Finkel. He got himself arrested this weekend after causing a scene at the door.

See also: Miami-Dade Prosecutor Loses Job for Flashing Badge at Goldrush Strip Club

According to the arrest report obtained by Random Pixels, an off-duty police officer heard Finkel get into an altercation with Purdy's doorman early Sunday morning. The doorman informed Finkel he had to wait in line, but Finkel continued to argue with the doorman. The doorman then informed Finkel that he was no longer welcome at Purdy.

Finkel attempted to barge through the door anyway, but the doorman blocked him. Finkel then took "an aggressive fighting stance." The off-duty officer intervened and told Finkel to leave before he got into any more trouble. Finkel decided to take out his wallet and flashed his State Attorney's Office badge.

"We work on the same side," Finkel allegedly told the officer.

The officer wasn't swayed and again told Finkel to leave.

"You have no right or authority to tell me what to do," Finkel replied.

Finkel then got in the officer's face and pushed his chest. The officer gave him several opportunities to leave, but Finkel kept playing tough guy. The officer noticed that Finkel smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.

The officer then placed handcuffs on Finkel, but before the officer could restrain both hands, Finkel began spinning. Eventually the officer was able to fully cuff him.

Finkel has been charged with disorderly intoxication, trespassing after a warning, and resisting an officer without violence.

We can only imagine how his Monday morning back at the office is going.

All of that trouble just to try to get into Purdy. Just wait in line next time.

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35 comments
ALEXIUS12
ALEXIUS12

Good thing he did not go to LIV or Story...

Oceanman
Oceanman

Agedemands your a kinda dumb. Purdy is always packed. The guy should handle his alcohol way better. Everyone should - drink with reasonable control and you'll have a blast.

Oceanman
Oceanman

Agedemands your a kinda dumb. Purdy is always packed. The guy should handle his alcohol way better. Everyone should - drink with reasonable control and you'll have a blast.

Oceanman
Oceanman

Agedemands your a kinda dumb. Purdy is always packed. The guy should handle his alcohol way better. Everyone should - drink with reasonable control and you'll have a blast.

Oceanman
Oceanman

Agedemands your a kinda dumb. Purdy is always packed. The guy should handle his alcohol way better. Everyone should - drink with reasonable control and you'll have a blast.

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

Wait a second, putting this dumbass aside...if that cop was off duty, why did he arrest him? I think the cop was worse then this guy, the cop was acting much more of a dumbass then this guy, like he needed to prove a point, the fucking stupid cop should have stayed shut, he was 'off duty' right, give the guy a break, he was just drunk...no wonder everybody hates cops...smh

Johnny Morris
Johnny Morris

After all the drugs it probably seemed like a good idear..lol

Carl1tos
Carl1tos

I a feeling you are a friend of Mr. Finkel or Adam as you know him.

agedemands
agedemands

Since when is there a doorman and a line at Purdy?  Someone is missing the whole point of the place.

Elias Eco
Elias Eco

@Anastasia Biltmore where's that staute at? The Police Officer absolutely has NO authority and Adam was correct, Mr. Finkel wasnt operating at the time as an officer of the court and has every Natural right to question the authority of the officer. Adam definitely knows something you don't.

rebeccam0330
rebeccam0330

Like none of you people have ever done anything stupid while drunk....

misterflorida2000
misterflorida2000

At his age, he must have just gotten out of law school. Why would they hired somebody like that for that position? 

thatguy
thatguy

Wow. How did you manage a grammatical error in the first line of the article? Congrats!

Anastasia Biltmore
Anastasia Biltmore

Typical DA. "You don't have any authority over me." Clearly this guy didn't spend enough time in law school and has zero idea that (yes kiddo) an officer of the law does have authority over an officer of the courts. If he doesn't even know this much, why is he working for the DAs office? Dreadful.

Peter Diaz
Peter Diaz

When Flashing Your Badge Goes Wrong...,

Floydian Slipped
Floydian Slipped

Isn't this the same idiot that demanded the free lap dance at the strip club flashing his badge?

Christine Barnaby
Christine Barnaby

Just another obnoxious tool!!!! Just shows you who he really is!!!

Brittany Janes
Brittany Janes

Lmao at PURDY!? Seriously? Only in Miami. Sighhh.

zsazsa221
zsazsa221

hahaha guess he really wanted some happy meal shots lolololol

Sergio Andres Pineda
Sergio Andres Pineda

this idiot is just an idiot but that whole resisting arrest non violence is the worst law ever. who is chilled out when they get arrested?

j.pollo
j.pollo

I'd bet anything that it seemed like a good idea at the time.

fratdawgg23
fratdawgg23

Finkel "took a fighting stance" with the arresting officer, yet he was not shot or clubbed unconscious? Ohh, he's white. And a prosecutor. 


billyinmiami
billyinmiami

The State Attorney's Office must be very proud of this guy and thankfully his position did not go to his head! Using your badge for personal reasons? VERY IMPRESSIVE!

FDLM
FDLM

@Elias Eco Actually Elias, Purdy is a private venue, so at the moment when they deny him entry, he's trespassing, so if you need a statute you can look at that one.  Furthermore, you're an officer of the court and even more a prosecutor 24/7.  This doesn't mean the cop has more or less authority over him, it just means he should know the law better than most and for that reason they will be a lot harsher on him than on the average person. And the officer does have authority to preserve the peace, so yes, he did have authority over Finkel.  

The really sad thing is that every year or so, there's some idiot that flashes his badge thinking it holds some weight.  All of us (prosecutors) are warned about this on the first week of training.  And they tell you that you will be fired.  If he had only listened to the lecture rather than playing Candy Crush, this may have never happened.  


Oceanman
Oceanman

Born and raised in MB. Go out 4 nights a week including Purdy - your clueless. Have a nice night.

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