Video Captures Angry Smoker in Chainsaw Barfight

British pub patron swings crazily at customers
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2012 3:03 PM CST

(Newser) – An angry Brit has pleaded guilty to charging into a pub with a chainsaw after he was kicked out for smoking, the Daily Mail reports. Dean Dinnen, 24, swung the saw wildly at customers, slicing a tendon in one man and sending others scampering. Defending themselves with bar stools, patrons eventually subdued Dinnen, broke several of his ribs, and punctured one of his lungs before police showed up.

"He went in with it primarily to scare," says his attorney. "He was very much under the influence of alcohol and drugs." Perhaps for the better, the patron who had escorted him outside for breaking a smoking ban wasn't around when Dinnen came back. Witnesses at the Hull pub described the scene as terrifying and "unbelievable," but there's one small silver lining: Dinnen's crazed arrival broke up another brawl underway at the time. (Read more bars stories.)

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