Reader Report: Bartender Tackles Female Patron on Chrystie Street, Cops Look the Other Way
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Looks like the Experimental Cocktail Club will be ending on a controversial note (Et Al is taking over). A reader tipped us off to an incident that went down on Wednesday night (10:30pm) in which a female patron was allegedly manhandled and forcibly removed by a male bartender.
The exact circumstances of her removal are currently unclear, but could be related to her allegedly being too drunk/unruly. Either way, the bartender probably shouldn’t be the one getting physical with the customers. Our tipster noted:
The female patron was on the ground with money on the ground next to her purse. When she got up [the bartender] pushed her back down and she was yelling at him. The bouncer just stood there. I said, “you have no right to put your hands on her and you should call the cops instead.” The bartender was swearing at the patron (who he just kicked out on the street ground).
Seemingly worse, though, is that the 5th Precinct reportedly looked the other way. “I went right across the street to Rivington and Chrystie as there were 2 cop cars touring the [Sara D. Roosevelt] Park,” the eyewitness said. The officers – some fifty feet away – apparently acknowledged the situation, but instead drove off in the other direction (toward Delancey).
Actions like this have neighbors losing all confidence in the 5th Precinct. Seems par for the course around here. They still haven’t come clean about the appearance of the NYPD patrol tower that held court in the park this month.
Drop us a line if you have more info.