Friday, July 30, 2010
The Bar's Open
Well, sort of…but not quite.
Sorry, folks, but I just HAD to share this one, while also filing it under my "mucho cojones grandes" file.... For real.
It seems a homeless man allegedly broke into a California bar and served drinks to unsuspecting patrons all weekend long -- before the police came calling.
The bar, called the Valencia Club, had gone out of business for some time and its liquor license had expired, police said this week.
But the suspect, somehow got into the California establishment in the Penryn area of Sacramento Valley last week. He reopened the bar using beer he bought from a nearby store.
The man allegedly started with a six-pack of beer and used money he received to buy more alcohol.
He kept the bar open for 4 days (yes, you heard me…4 days) serving about 30 customers a day, authorities said.
He was so successful that a local newspaper did a story about the bar reopening.
Unfortunately though, (for him, anyway) he was finally busted when a detective went to the bar to determine if the man had obtained a liquor license. When he couldn't provide one, he was arrested and charged with burglary and selling liquor without a license.
A large amount of alcohol and cash was also confiscated from the bar. Talk about "enterprising." Sort of makes you wonder how a smart guy like this – could ever be down on his luck or homeless in the first place.
In any case, catch more of the story in this clip: