Elderly Woman Put in Headlock by Bingo Hall Manager

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.


Diana Dorsey says she was manhandled at Charity Bingo on Fulton Boulevard New Years Day.

“I am very embarrassed,” Dorsey told FOX40.

In the video, you can see a man Dorsey identifies as Joe Gomez put her in a headlock, and drag her out the door.

“I was very hurt and disgusted, and when they said they seen my clothes, my friends had called me and said, ‘we seen your clothes seen your bra.’ Where he had my blouse they said my body was all exposed,” said Dorsey.

Dorsey says this all arose over a comment she made to the manager Joe Gomez and some of his friends.

“I said out loud that my name was Diana Dorsey and I had just caught them cheating,” said Dorsey.

There’s no proof any cheating occurred. There’s just Dorsey’s word, and the video that her daughter posted to YouTube. What isn’t seen in the video, Dorsey says hurt even more.

“That’s when he grabbed on me and they all started pulling me to the door. Because where you see the video of me at the door, I have been carried 30 feet across the floor,” said Dorsey.

Dorsey admits that management did ask her to leave after she accused them of cheating. She refused because she had paid to play Bingo already. She also admitted that distasteful words were said from both sides, and that Dorsey’s daughter did threaten to hit the manager with a small gaming device when she saw her mother being “man handled.”

“I told her, ‘Renee put that machine down. Put that machine down before he hurts you. Put it down,'” said Dorsey.

But the one question we had, that management at the facility refused to answer for us, why was a manager dragging out an elderly lady instead of the paid security guard. We tried to talk to Gomez but he refused to speak with us. His attorney is supposed to be contacting FOX40 Friday with their side of the story.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


  • patrick kent

    i went to a bingo hall one time and quickly learned if your not elderly stay out. Them lil old ladies with their fancy daubers will kick the tail end of any young whipper snapper who comes in. If that aint bad enough if your under 65 dont shout bingo cause thats a death sentence right there

  • NieceinGA

    We all have mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and daughters. Would any of us want to see our family handled in such a manner? I do not think so. If they wanted Mrs. Dorsey to leave they should have politely asked her to leave and reimbursed her money. There was no need for a “manager” to forcibly remove her when the security guard stood by watching. Clearly the guard did not want to get involved. (wonder why…hmmm). This incident needs to be investigated by whatever branch of the local/state government that oversees traditional gambling establishments.