[Guest post by DRJ
I strongly recommend you avoid this sports bar but if you do go, be sure to pay:
“The owner of a popular Brooklyn Park sports bar is scheduled to appear in Hennepin County District Court this week on charges he assaulted a customer. Brooklyn Park police said the incident happened last June at Blondie’s bar. That’s when a customer tried to cancel a food order and got into a dispute with the owner and bar staff. Police said the man had stopped there for a bite to eat between jobs.
“It is not like he was drunk and disorderly. There was a dispute over the time it was going to take for his food. But he decided he didn’t want to pay for it and for that he ends up with these types of serious injuries,” said acting Brooklyn Park Police Chief Greg Roehl.
Investigators say the owner, Thor Gunderson, even tried to stop the man from calling 911 for help. When police got to the bar, they say they found the customer bleeding and on the ground, restrained by Gunderson and a bouncer.
“At the hospital they determined he had an injury which was to his scrotum and that one of his testicles was actually torn loose,” said Roehl.”
It’s hard to believe Blondie’s is so popular since it has the highest number of police calls for any area bar (then again, maybe that’s why it’s so popular):
“WCCO-TV obtained documents from Brooklyn Park police which confirmed problems aren’t unusual at Blondie’s. In fact, Roehl noted the bar has the highest number of police calls of any liquor establishment in the city. The reports show 242 police calls so far this year.”
I have a new motto for Blondie’s: Pay now or we’ll make sure you pay later.
UPDATE BY PATTERICO:
“At the hospital they determined he had an injury which was to his scrotum and that one of his testicles was actually torn loose,” said Roehl.
Hmm. Did this guy propound any torture hypotheticals? He might have run into John Cole.