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Man Arrested For Breaking Into Bar, Selling Drinks
cbs13.com ^ | 7-21-10

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.

1 posted on 07/21/2010 1:49:47 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide
Back around 1994 the heavyweight contender Mitch "Blood" Green was broke. He walked into a gas station on the Grand Central Parkway by LaGuardia Airport, punched out the two attendents and spent the next few hours pumping gas and pocketing the receipts.

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.

2 posted on 07/21/2010 1:53:50 PM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: rawhide

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?


3 posted on 07/21/2010 1:53:50 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: rawhide

Should pin a medal on the guy. He starts with a 6 pack and a dream....


4 posted on 07/21/2010 1:53:54 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: rawhide

Well, I think liquor licenses are bogus shakedowns, anyway.

I hope he doesn’t serve much time.


5 posted on 07/21/2010 1:53:54 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: rawhide

He’s a real entrepreneur! A little unconventional, perhaps, but his financial principles are sound.


6 posted on 07/21/2010 1:54:39 PM PDT by Disambiguator (Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, Communism - it's all shades of black.)
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To: rawhide
Kevie kicked off his business with a six-pack of beer he bought and resold at the club...30 customers per day... If nothing else, it shows that without the impact of taxes and government interference, you can quickly grow a business. The lack of capital investment for the structure on Mr. Kevie's part didn't hurt either...
7 posted on 07/21/2010 1:56:28 PM PDT by CreviceTool ( “Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of a God” Evan Thomas)
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To: rawhide

A Horatio Alger in the Obama Era story.


8 posted on 07/21/2010 1:56:28 PM PDT by frithguild (I gave to Joe Wilson the day after, to Scott Brown seven days before and next to JD Hayworth.)
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To: rawhide

He’s in jail for offending the powers that be, not for ripping off anyone.


9 posted on 07/21/2010 1:56:38 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: rawhide

Nice work if you can find it!


10 posted on 07/21/2010 1:56:44 PM PDT by kenavi (What drove BP to drill 5,000 feet down?)
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To: Persevero
I hope he doesn’t serve much time.

He'll serve more time than Lohan.

11 posted on 07/21/2010 1:57:30 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: rawhide

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before....”A man walks into a bar....”


12 posted on 07/21/2010 1:57:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hold muh beer!


13 posted on 07/21/2010 2:00:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: rawhide
Deputies describe Kevie as a transient.

So a trannsy was running an illegal bar operation. That's what the Stonewall riots were about and museums now celebrate that as "liberating".

14 posted on 07/21/2010 2:01:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: rawhide

The next thing he will be doing is selling bail bonds..


15 posted on 07/21/2010 2:01:40 PM PDT by Dem Guard (Throw the trash out on November 2nd!)
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To: rawhide

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.


16 posted on 07/21/2010 2:02:32 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: dfwgator

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.


17 posted on 07/21/2010 2:03:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Lurker
Should pin a medal on the guy. He starts with a 6 pack and a dream....

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.

18 posted on 07/21/2010 2:03:28 PM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: a fool in paradise

DAMN! I hope you are joking! A transient is not (usually) a transexual (tranny). Transient: tran·sient /ˈtrænʃənt, -Ê’É™nt, -ziÉ™nt/ 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: 1590–1600; < L transi ( Ä“ns ) (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.


19 posted on 07/21/2010 2:05:28 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Persevero

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.


20 posted on 07/21/2010 2:06:07 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (The NAACP is a bunch of cracker-hating bigots and I condemn the NAACP for being a racist element.)
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To: rawhide

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.


21 posted on 07/21/2010 2:06:09 PM PDT by calex59
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To: rawhide

Finally, a good news story.


22 posted on 07/21/2010 2:06:41 PM PDT by Eddie01 (All we every really knew was it was crazy to be doin' it any other way)
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To: rawhide

He was an undocumented proprietor.


23 posted on 07/21/2010 2:08:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: CreviceTool

” 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....


24 posted on 07/21/2010 2:08:41 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: rawhide

Liquor license? We don’t need no stinking liquor license...


25 posted on 07/21/2010 2:10:03 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: All
Didn't know so many Freepers believed in theft, breaking and entering, stealing utilities etc. Lets have a big cheer for squatters and crooks. I guess all of you support illeagal aliens too.
26 posted on 07/21/2010 2:15:04 PM PDT by FreedomGuru (Oil is as natural as dandelions and wind mills....)
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To: rawhide

If this guy was an illegal from Mexico, they’d be praising him.

Not arresting him.


27 posted on 07/21/2010 2:18:06 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: rawhide

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.


28 posted on 07/21/2010 2:18:31 PM PDT by VR-21
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To: FreedomGuru

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.


29 posted on 07/21/2010 2:21:19 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: FreedomGuru
Didn't know so many Freepers believed in theft, breaking and entering, stealing utilities etc. Lets have a big cheer for squatters and crooks. I guess all of you support illeagal aliens too.

C'mon. Lighten up. You can't tell me there isn't a tiny part of you that admires this guy's creativity and spirit.
30 posted on 07/21/2010 2:21:39 PM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: rawhide

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.

}:-)4


31 posted on 07/21/2010 2:27:43 PM PDT by Moose4 (November 2, 2010--the day that "YES WE CAN" becomes "OH NO YOU DIN'T")
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To: rawhide

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.


32 posted on 07/21/2010 2:31:04 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

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.


33 posted on 07/21/2010 2:32:05 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: dfwgator
”A man walks into a bar....”

"Hey, what is this, some kind of joke?"

34 posted on 07/21/2010 2:33:11 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: reagan_fanatic

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.


35 posted on 07/21/2010 2:35:42 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: rawhide
Barkeep, I don't normally drink beer but I'll have a Doeski. What? You're all out? Bummer.
36 posted on 07/21/2010 2:54:32 PM PDT by JPG (This space for rent. Cash only.)
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To: FreedomGuru
Didn't know so many Freepers believed in theft, breaking and entering, stealing utilities etc. Lets have a big cheer for squatters and crooks. I guess all of you support illeagal aliens too.

Well said, I'm with you, so folks can aim the flames my way too.

37 posted on 07/21/2010 2:57:36 PM PDT by Graybeard58 ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

//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.


38 posted on 07/21/2010 2:58:21 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: ConservativeMind

I get your point, but from the article it seemed to me the place was abandoned.

I agree private property should be kept private.


39 posted on 07/21/2010 3:10:36 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: cripplecreek

Just opening up closed down bars, other Americans are unwilling to open.


40 posted on 07/21/2010 3:44:50 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: JPG
"Barkeep, I don't normally drink beer but I'll have a Doeski."

Just for your info - it's Dos Esqui (XX). :-)

41 posted on 07/21/2010 3:48:30 PM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: jackibutterfly; JPG

“Dos Equis” ;^)


42 posted on 07/21/2010 3:50:16 PM PDT by SZonian (We began as a REPUBLIC, a nation of laws. We became a DEMOCRACY, majority rules. Next step is?)
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To: rawhide

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.


43 posted on 07/21/2010 3:56:26 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: rawhide
wonder how much he woulda made if his ego was smaller or his IQ higher and not put himself in the papers...
44 posted on 07/21/2010 4:04:27 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: jjsheridan5
C'mon. Lighten up. You can't tell me there isn't a tiny part of you that admires this guy's creativity and spirit.

Not one bit, he is a common crook and also very stupid to have his picture taken.
45 posted on 07/21/2010 5:36:54 PM PDT by FreedomGuru (Oil is as natural as dandelions and wind mills....)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
*clank* *clank* *clank*...


46 posted on 07/21/2010 8:54:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

He’s been nominated by zer0 as the new liquor czar.


47 posted on 07/22/2010 4:00:42 AM PDT by TheOldLady (<73 0)) 2!m^^ ejo87 $$ lsa;iht! -- Tagline ruined at the cleaners.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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?


48 posted on 07/22/2010 7:27:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Moose4; Slings and Arrows
Getting his picture in the local fishwrap

Did his partnership with this guy go bust?


49 posted on 07/22/2010 7:30:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Chode
I'm shocked to learn that newspapers still write any local news about bars and restaurants that don't take out advertising in the same papers!
50 posted on 07/22/2010 7:33:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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