Skip to comments.Man Arrested For Breaking Into Bar, Selling Drinks
Posted on 07/21/2010 1:49:44 PM PDT by rawhide
Auburn,CA. A Placer County man has been arrested after he broke into a shuttered bar, reopened the business and started selling drinks to unwitting customers, according to the Placer County Sheriff's department.
The Placer County Sheriff's department arrested 29-year-old Travis Kevie of Newcastle after his 4-day stint as the barkeep of the historic Valencia Club in Penryn which had been shutdown for more than a year.
Detective Jim Hudson became suspicious after reading about the Valencia Club's re-opening in an Auburn Journal newspaper article that featured a picture of Kevie and identified him as the club's new "owner/operator". Not only had Detective Hudson had previous run-ins with Kevie, he knew the Valencia Club's liquor license had been surrendered.
When Detective Hudson went to the bar to investigate, he found it open for business and customers at the bar. Kevie quickly went from behind the bar to behind bars.
Deputies describe Kevie as a transient. They say he broke into the Valencia Club and put an open sign in the window on July 16th. Kevie kicked off his business with a six-pack of beer he bought and resold at the club. He used his profits to buy more alcohol keeping the club open throughout the weekend serving about 30 customers a day, deputies say.
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Travis Kevie in a picture featured in the Auburn Journal article about the re-opening of the landmark Valencia Club. Kevie was arrested the day after the article was published.
A picture inside the Valencia Club showing Travis Kevie cleaning a neon Corona sign before his arrest.
A picture inside the Valencia Club showing Travis Kevie holding up some of the money he "earned" illegally selling alcohol before his arrest.
Green was half of the best heavyweight fight of the decade when he and Tyson duked it out on the street at three in the morning outside a leather store in Harlem.
Now this is the kind of crook I can support. A hard working, happy guy. He takes lemons and makes lemonade. What’s not to like?
Should pin a medal on the guy. He starts with a 6 pack and a dream....
Well, I think liquor licenses are bogus shakedowns, anyway.
I hope he doesn’t serve much time.
He’s a real entrepreneur! A little unconventional, perhaps, but his financial principles are sound.
A Horatio Alger in the Obama Era story.
He’s in jail for offending the powers that be, not for ripping off anyone.
Nice work if you can find it!
He'll serve more time than Lohan.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before....”A man walks into a bar....”
Hold muh beer!
So a trannsy was running an illegal bar operation. That's what the Stonewall riots were about and museums now celebrate that as "liberating".
The next thing he will be doing is selling bail bonds..
I understand the need to do things the right way, and the landlord needs his piece, but in this day and time, someone employing people needs to be permitted to do what he can do.
A man breaks into a bar with a chip on his shoulder.
There’s no bartender in the room so he says, “Hey, drinks are on the house” and climbs up on the roof.
Exactly what I was thinking. If it wasn't for the freaking government interfering with his entrepreneurship he would probably be able to buy the property in a year or so.
DAMN! I hope you are joking! A transient is not (usually) a transexual (tranny). Transient: tran·sient /ËtrÃ¦nÊÉnt, -ÊÉnt, -ziÉnt/ Show Spelled[tran-shuhnt, -zhuhnt, -zee-uhnt] Show IPA adjective 1. not lasting, enduring, or permanent; transitory. 2. lasting only a short time; existing briefly; temporary: transient authority. 3. staying only a short time: the transient guests at a hotel. 4. Philosophy . transeunt. noun 5. a person or thing that is transient, esp. a temporary guest, boarder, laborer, or the like. 6. Mathematics . a. a function that tends to zero as the independent variable tends to infinity. b. a solution, esp. of a differential equation, having this property. 7. Physics . a. a nonperiodic signal of short duration. b. a decaying signal, wave, or oscillation. 8. Electricity . a sudden pulse of voltage or current. Use transient in a Sentence See images of transient Search transient on the Web ———————————————————————————————————————— Origin: 15901600; < L transi ( Äns ) (nom. sing.), prp. of transÄ«re to pass by, lit., go across + -ent; see transeunt Related forms tran·sient·ly, adverb tran·sient·ness, noun non·tran·sient, adjective non·tran·sient·ly, adverb non·tran·sient·ness, noun un·tran·sient, adjective un·tran·sient·ly, adverb un·tran·sient·ness, noun Synonyms 2. fleeting, flitting, flying, fugitive, evanescent. See temporary. Antonyms 2. permanent.
Be sure to tell him the next time your family goes away for a week.
I’d love to see what he’s able to accomplish with your home.
You know, this guy epitomizes the American spirit of free enterprise and they put him in jail for it, simply because he broke a few dozen, and needless, laws. This is the type of spirit that made us the greatest country in the world and has since been killed off because of BS laws and regulations.
Finally, a good news story.
He was an undocumented proprietor.
” The lack of capital investment for the structure on Mr. Kevie’s part didn’t hurt either... “
According to the story, the building had been sitting empty for a year — he was merely putting idle assets back to work....
Liquor license? We don’t need no stinking liquor license...
If this guy was an illegal from Mexico, they’d be praising him.
Not arresting him.
He deserves some honorable mention in the next issue of Modern Drunkard. He’s at least as morally upright as most politicians and bureaucrats who are presently part of the United States government.
I think most here are just having fun with an unusual story, in a light-hearted way. It does have a rather feel-good storyline to it.
Getting his picture in the local fishwrap...good grief. I don’t know whether this guy’s got the brain of a houseplant or a pair of steel balls, or both.
I like the guy’s drive and spirit. I wish more people had that in them rather than looking to Uncle Sam for salvation.
Having said that, however, the building belonged to someone else. It was not his to use, and any profits he may have kept from the sale of any liquor that did not belong to him is theft.
Why was the liquor license lost? Politics? Selling to underage customers? This looks like it would have easily been a booming business. Of course, Kevie probably allowed smoking too.
"Hey, what is this, some kind of joke?"
He purchased his own liquor from what it appears were begged funds and then the kind of profits that a bar gets. I don’t think a long shuttered bar would have left any liquor on the premises. Still there’s a burglary to deal with and a bunch of legal liquor violations because no license... this guy may be in prison for a long time but boy will he have a story to tell.
Well said, I'm with you, so folks can aim the flames my way too.
//Kevie probably allowed smoking too//
Well after everything else he did he had not much to lose did he. He had a good run while it lasted, maybe next time he can do it the right way.
I get your point, but from the article it seemed to me the place was abandoned.
I agree private property should be kept private.
Just opening up closed down bars, other Americans are unwilling to open.
Just for your info - it's Dos Esqui (XX). :-)
“Dos Equis” ;^)
If this guy was an illegal alien the state would demand we pay his legal fees, and the state would demand an official apology for being racist.
He’s been nominated by zer0 as the new liquor czar.
CNN’s busy right now saying that the Mexicans evading Arizona are costing the state “$2 billion in revenue”.
How much revenue is being lost by the closure of this illegal bar I wonder?
Did his partnership with this guy go bust?
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