It has happened again @Walrus Bar! Boulder police investigate!
Another dangerous bar fight. Is over serving by boulder Bar managers to blame?? Police investigate.
Boulder police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in a second-degree assault that occurred at about 10:40 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, inside The Walrus Saloon, 1911 11th St. A 24-year-old Boulder man was punched multiple times and left unconscious by an unknown male. According to witnesses, there was no explanation or obvious provocation for the assault.
The suspect is described as a light- to medium-skinned black male in his mid-20s, about 6 feet tall and 160 pounds. He was wearing a gray and black striped T-shirt and jeans. A witness was able to
complete a sketch, which is attached to this release.
On March 6 another fight at the Walrus left a guy hospitalized in serious condition.
According to Police “Both incidents include high levels of alcohol use.” “The level of violence has increased in Boulder Bars recently” There have been very violent fights, 2 at the Walrus, one at Goose ( formerly the Sink) and one at Sundown.” Boulder PD are stepping up their level of bar enforcement. Over serving by bars to intoxicated customers is suspected. Bars can lose their liquor license. The first step is to have the Police alcohol enforcement team warn the bars and give a talk to their staff. The next level is to send in a sting operation to catch bar tenders, managers and waitress’s in the act of over serving. In the case of corporate run operations, senior executives may be indicted and charged criminally for knowingly allowing over serving.
Boulder Bars that serve 20somethings are notorious for over serving between 11:00pm and 1:30 am . Bar managers pay bonus’s to staff who can get a college kid to max his credit card on drinks. Another ploy is for cute waitress’s to bring shot trays around to tables. Bars can do $1000s of dollars per hour in the late night. Some waitress’s will give quick lap dances to drunk guys to get them to leave $100 dollar tips. Any Bar staff who are forced to over serve are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers.
In addition to the suspect, investigators would like to speak to two other witnesses to the assault. Because the bar was crowded, the victim and his friends were sharing a table with two other men. At first, the victim’s friends assumed the suspect was with these customers, but the men indicated after the assault that they did not know him.
In addition to being unconscious for several minutes, the victim sustained a broken ankle.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Ruth Christopher at 303-441-3330 as soon as possible. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted via the Crime Stoppers Web site at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.
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