Saturday, November 9, 2013
Police were called to a local bar because a patron went to pay his tab and the bartender said he needed to render payment. The patron reminded the bartender that he had already given him his credit card when he started the tab in the first place. The patron actually watched the bartender put the credit card in his back pocket. He thought this odd at the time but did not question it.
The bartender insisted he did not have his card, so the patron went to the owner who defended his bartender.
The patron was then asked to leave the business. He did, but not before calling police.
The officer heard his side of the story and then went inside the bar to see what was going on. What she found, according to her report was a drunk bartender and a drunk bar owner.
They were both extremely intoxicated the report said and unable to answer any questions.
The owner said they had dealt with the situation hours ago and when asked if the car was returned he said he had not been working the outside bar and did not know.
At that point the officer asked the bartender for his name and information to complete an incident report. The bartender said, “for what?”
She explained that if charges were incurred, she would have to contact him.
He gave the officer false information about himself and refused to give her an address, instead saying she could call or find him at the bar.
So she asked him for the bar’s phone number and he said he did not know it. Then she went back to the owner and asked him for the suspect’s information and he said he did not know it. Then for some strange reason the owner told the cop that she was only there because of her boyfriend, as he nodded to the victim and the eye witness. She explained that she had no personal relationship with either of them and left. She advised the victim to let her know if any charges were incurred so she could follow up. He was able to cancel his card.