Monday, October 15, 2018
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'Siesta Key' star punched in face in Tampa, not sure who did it

TAMPA —Alex Kompothecras, cast member on MTV's reality show Siesta Key, tells police he was punched in the face outside a bar in Tampa's SoHo district.

The unknown assailant seems to have left the actor's lip bleeding. Kompothecras did not appear to be hurt in any other way, police reported, noting that his teeth were fine. Kompothecras refused medical attention. He withdrew the complaint, but asked police to document the incident.

THE SHOW: Siesta Key: 5 things you need to know about MTV's Florida reality series

Kompothecras told police he got into a argument inside MacDinton's SoHo. He was removed from the property by "several security guys," according to the report.

He was punched in the face shortly after he got outside, he said. Kompthecras told police the man who hit him was white and wore a maroon shirt and khaki shorts.

While talking to police, Kompothecras pointed to a man and told police he was the man who punched him.

"Are you sure?" one police officer asked.

"He kinda has the same jaw line," Kompthecras said according to the police report. "But I didn't really see the guy."

"I'm not 100% sure," he told the officers. "I don't want to send the wrong guy, but I would bet it was him." Ultimately, Kompothecras withdrew his complaint.

BACK STORY: How MTV's 'Siesta Key' came to be

He is the son of Dr. Gary Kompothecras, the wealthy chiropractor of Physicians Group LLC and 1-800-Ask-Gary fame. The senior Kompothecras is the mastermind behind the reality series.

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