'Harlem Shake' dancer sues South Florida Subway

Published On: May 14 2013 11:54:12 AM EDT
Updated On: May 14 2013 11:59:36 AM EDT

1. Subway

BELLE GLADE, Fla. -

A South Florida Subway franchise is being sued after a recent filming of the "Harlem Shake" dance rendition went wrong inside one of its stores, according to CNN.

According to the lawsuit, employees of the Timesaver Food Stores Co. Subway in South Bay invited several friends to film the "Harlem Shake" inside the store on 195 U.S. 27 on the outskirts of Belle Glade.

But when one of the people in the video uploaded it to YouTube.com, they claimed to have been harassed and threatened by the vice president of the franchise, Michael Gazzalla.

Guapo said after he refused to take the video down, he started seeing "wanted" signs posted all over town.

The signs featured a picture of Guapo with the word "ATTENTION!" on the top of the poster. Below it read, "If you see this person on our premises please call the authorities! He is trespassing and not allowed to be here. Thanks you for your help, management."

Guapo said he did not want to take the video down because he said he did not break any laws, steal anything or break anything.

The 22-year-old, who is in his senior year at the University of South Florida, said since he fears his reputation is being ruined, he is suing on the grounds of defamation.

The Vice President, Michael Gazzalla, said he is aware of the lawsuit and did not want to comment.

No date for a trial has been set.

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