Memphis drag queen accused of beating up six women at bar

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) -- A man is in jail for beating up six women in a Memphis bar.

Some say Kenneth Mason might not have known his own strength, because the almost 300 lb. man identifies himself as a woman and goes by Monica.

“We are putting chairs up on tables and cleaning up. It was time to go home,” said Tami Montgomery, who owns the bar Dru’s Place on Madison Ave.

As the bar owner, Tami said “last call,” but police say Mason wasn’t having it.

“He was throwing us around like we were nothing.”

Police say Mason beat up six women that night, including Tami, because he wanted one more beer.

Two women got the worst of it.

“He actually hit her with an umbrella and broke it and it sliced her head open. Another girl, he bit so she had to go get a tetanus shot.”

What makes the story even stranger is Kenneth did all this while dressed up as a woman.

“He may identify as a woman but he fights like a man, A very large, strong man.”

Kenneth, or Monica, has had a warrant out for his arrest since that December night.

Police finally tracked him down Monday to a Frayser house and charged him with beating up six women who were only a fraction of his size.

“It was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen,” said Tami.

Tami says one of the women still has a large scar on her forehead from being hit with the umbrella.

Mason is charged with eight counts of assault and is being held on a $35,000 bond.