After he got there, Thayer and a friend reportedly bought a drink for another person at the bar, identified as Andrew Nierman. According to the Times-Picayune/Advocate, the drink spilled on Nierman, and Thayer and his friend bought him a new beverage. Nierman reportedly walked away, but then came back and allegedly threatened Thayer.
Nierman allegedly ran out of the bar and into a vehicle when Thayer flagged down a nearby deputy. The deputy chased after Nierman, who reportedly told the deputy, "I was just accosted by him, so I bit him in the face."
Nierman was arrested on charges of second-degree battery and resisting arrest by refusing to provide identification. He was released on bail the next day.
Thayer underwent surgery to repair his nose and reportedly received 45 stitches.