Archive for Thursday, June 16, 2011

Man accused of inappropriately touching woman, punching employee at The Hawk

June 16, 2011, 11:29 p.m. Updated June 17, 2011, 6:32 p.m.


Police early Thursday morning arrested a 20-year-old man who was accused of inappropriately touching a woman inside The Hawk, 1340 Ohio, and punching a bar staff member in the face, said Sgt. Matt Sarna, a police spokesman.

Sarna said about 1:30 a.m. a bar employee observed the suspect grab the woman, and while the man was being escorted outside he struck the employee on the side of the face. A Lawrence officer driving by the area observed bar staff members restraining the man on the ground and later arrested him.

The bar employee did not require medical attention, Sarna said. The suspect was not formally charged Thursday or Friday and was eventually released from custody, according to Douglas County Jail records, meaning prosecutors could still be reviewing it.


Bob Forer 6 years, 9 months ago

Had the Hawk staff been more careful in checking IDs, this 20 year-old would have never been allowed entry to cause trouble.

phoggydrive 6 years, 9 months ago

Unless things have changed in the past ten/fifteen years, you only need to be 18 to enter (but 21 to drink) at the Hawk.

esj2003 6 years, 9 months ago

Hawk is 21 to enter. The Crossing was 18 to enter, "21" to drink. RIP

kusp8 6 years, 9 months ago

Hahahaha...I'm not laughing AT you per se. I'm assuming you're just ignorant of the age group who patronizes The Hawk. If you want to get into the The Hawk all you need is a KU ID, and if for some reason the bouncers are being cranky just get ANY ID which says you're over 21, it doesn't even need to be the same race, gender, or height as you. I ran into the owner of The Hawk the other day and I asked him if he knew most of the people going to his bar were under 21. He didn't outright say yes but he did say, 'I know the place we have in the [Lawrence] bar scene'.

Adrienne Sanders 6 years, 9 months ago

I wonder if kusadgirl was being sarcastic.

boxers_or_briefs 6 years, 9 months ago

The Hawk just needs to shut down its "boom boom" room.

Aaron Carpenter 6 years, 9 months ago

The Hawk always reeked of urine and vomit.

Kontum1972 6 years, 9 months ago

was it his finger....or..his whole hand?

somedude20 6 years, 9 months ago

I always liked Avery Brooks as Hawk on Spenser For Hirereal, real tough guy

Danimal 6 years, 9 months ago

Sounds like business as usual at the Hawk...

Cimmy Redmond 6 years, 9 months ago

And in other breaking news, water is also wet.

jonas_opines 6 years, 9 months ago

Yeah, this just sounds like a regular night at the Hawk, I'd think.

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