Archive for Sunday, July 1, 2012

Police take two into custody, use Taser subduing fight

July 1, 2012, 3:01 a.m. Updated July 1, 2012, 10:54 a.m.


Police used a Taser on one man and took another into custody after responding to multiple fights outside of Shots Bar, 1008 Mass St., at 2 a.m. Sunday.

Lawrence police Sgt. Anthony Brixius said officers responded to a disturbance call outside of the bar. When they arrived, the original disturbance had ended but another fight began. Brixius said an officer used a Taser to subdue one individual.

Shannon Sprowls, a Kansas University student, said she witnessed the event, which happened as the bar closed.

“There were issues between one of the waitresses and one of the other girls, and they started screaming at each other, and guys got involved then it erupted from there,” she said.

Sprowls said a number of men began to fight, and a bouncer was hit in the face as he attempted to break them up. Afterward, police officers arrived and another fight began. According to Sprowls, police took a man and a woman into custody.

Brixius said that the two in custody would likely be charged with disorderly conduct and possibly battery.


JackMcKee 5 years, 10 months ago

Like I said before, Shot's head is the next on the chopping block.

Jayhawk1958 5 years, 10 months ago

Where is Shots? I can't keep up with the musical chairs of downtown businesses.

temperance 5 years, 10 months ago

Maybe they'd have fewer problems if they renamed the bar "White Wine Spritzer."

JackMcKee 5 years, 10 months ago

Shots is where The Orient used to be located before it moved next door to become Oh Boy! Anglers The Orient. Shots is basically a strip club where the dancers keep their clothes on. It's looking like the new Last Call. It won't last.

Matthew Herbert 5 years, 10 months ago

If you are over the age of 23 and still frequenting downtown bars at 2 am you probably need to re-think your life plan.

ksjayhawk74 5 years, 10 months ago

Are you kidding me? Are you like 75 years old and have the early bird dinner special at 4:30 at Country Kitchen?

Why would a person stop going out when the get to 23?

SirReal 5 years, 10 months ago

The point was that if you are a thirty-something person closing bars down every night or even every weekend you probably are compensating for things you are lacking in your life.

Bursting 5 years, 10 months ago

Renaissance and SirReal: You guys are completely wrong. Going out has so many different meanings to so many different people that you can't hope to classify all of them in the "re-think your life plan" or "compensating things lacking in life" categories.

Going downtown can be great fun and entertainment. Have you ever heard of live music, birthday parties, other celebrations, etc... The list goes on and on for good reasons to be out downtown.

JackMcKee 5 years, 10 months ago

23? There was a 50 year old the got arrested for fighting outside the Jazzhaus a few months ago. Losers of all ages are welcome in the downtown entertainment district.

irvan moore 5 years, 10 months ago

remember the good old days when AJs was the place to go to get in a barfight

JackMcKee 5 years, 10 months ago

kernel, it's owned by some out of town guys. One has the same surname as the previous occupants, but no relation. One of them drives that really ugly Lotus that's parked down there most days.

Steve Jacob 5 years, 10 months ago

Testosterone, alcohol, and women a perfect storm on these hot summer nights.

As far as pulling licences, does not seem fist fights meaning anything. Stabbings and shootings are what the powers above seem to care about. If your closing bars due to fist fights, we'd be a dry town by now.

JackMcKee 5 years, 10 months ago

srj, if only you knew what goes on in the place.

Tanner Stumbaugh 5 years, 10 months ago

Very true s r j... all I can say is give it a year. and with the crowd that frequents that bar: mostly past lawrence high and free state thugs and the wanna-be gangsters, there'll be shots fired at shots for sure. It really is kinda like a strip club with a "no nudity" clause in the "rules of patronage". Until then let's use the tax dollars right and keep zapping these thugs like flies.

Tanner Stumbaugh 5 years, 10 months ago

And here we are giving them free publicity and advertising..... funny how that works

JackMcKee 5 years, 10 months ago

I wonder how many wannabe gang bangers read the LJW online? I'm guessing not very many. I'd bet most of the commentators on this website barely make it down their street most days. I don't think Shots! is going to see a whole lot of extra business from its online notoriety.

gphawk89 5 years, 10 months ago

Almost 20 comments and no anti-Taser sentiments yet?

blindrabbit 5 years, 10 months ago

JackMcKee; What model really ugly Louts are you referencing. Can't imagine any really ugly ones, many are unusual and rather innovative. Colin Chapman was innovative in many ways, including F1, Indy, Road Circuit and Sports Car raging machinery. My 1977 Eclat (a wedge car) is unusual and innovative, nice to look at and a BLAST to drive. Light weight and small fast revving engines are a Lotus specialty. Only problem Lotus really stands for "Lots Of Repairs, Usually Serious".

Stuart Evans 5 years, 10 months ago

keep in mind that Jack doesn't have the best track record on sense. I believe he must be referring to the orange one.

blindrabbit 5 years, 10 months ago

Elises (Toyota engine) and M100 Elans (1990)(Isuzu engine) are kinda half arsed Lotus' and not claimed by the real Louts set.

Real ones: Elite, Early Elans, Cortinas, Esprits, Europas, Eclats and the new Evoras!

blindrabbit 5 years, 10 months ago

Lotus my mistake: "Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious" LOTUS

Bursting 5 years, 10 months ago

You are officially out of your mind...

MarcoPogo 5 years, 10 months ago

Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center - 843-9192. Wishing you success!

somedude20 5 years, 10 months ago

The cat who owns "Shots" also owns that Mexican restaurant on Mass (use to be a tea shop) by Rudy's

Seems like a nice person and pours a stiff drink and the place has a poop ton of flat screens, would be a killer place if they could show every football game like the nasty BWW does

joes_donuts 5 years, 10 months ago

Downtown is turning into the "Westport" of Lawrence. Fights and gunshots could happen at a quarter of the downtown bars on any given night. It was better when Last Call was around because at least you knew the one area to avoid. Now you have to avoid all of downtown.

Russell Fryberger 5 years, 10 months ago

Maybe the new "Happy Hour" law will get people drunk earlier and they'll get arrested before it gets too late. Those of us who leave the bars early always miss the good stuff.

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