LICHFIELD, England, June 21 (UPI) -- A British magician said he was thrown out of a bar and questioned by police for performing tricks for his friends at the establishment.
Paul Fisher, 35, who performs under the name Paul Saint, said he was performing a fork-bending trick for friends at the Apres bar in Lichfield, England, when the bouncer demanded he leave, the Birmingham Sunday Mercury reported.
"I tried to tell the bouncer that the forks were my own, but he wouldn't listen," Fisher said. "I always take a few props out with me and perform for friends. I've never had this reaction before."
Fisher said police arrived while he was walking outside and demanded he get into an officer's van.
"He said he'd had a complaint about me bending up some forks. I told him they were my own forks and was about to get some out of my pocket when he told me to get in the van," the magician said.
Fisher, who said he was sober at the time of the incident, said he was forced to wait in the van while the officer spoke with the doorman. He was let go after a background check.
Staffordshire Police said no report was filed in the incident.