While it was high-class in its style, Harold’s Club was not free from violence. According to a waitress at the club, Parker struck her with a blackjack over a $1 mistake she made in a customer’s change.

The rest of the incident suggests that the threat of serious violence was never too far from the surface at the club. After the waitress struck back at Parker and another waitress came to her defense, Parker’s bouncer pulled a gun and hit the second woman in the mouth with a blackjack.