Oklahoma motorcycle shop may get a Halloween party hangover


A Halloween party has led to a legal hangover for a motorcycle shop in Shawnee, Okla.

According to authorities, Main Street Cycles circulated fliers advertising the party – with bands, costume contests, and dinner and beer included in admission – Oct. 28 at the business location.

Shawnee Police Chief Russell Frantz told the Shawnee News-Star city code inspectors informed the business on Oct. 28 that the shop was neither zoned nor licensed for such an event. The business had an expired temporary occupancy permit, Franz said.

The department expected the shop to cancel the event; however, on Halloween night patrol officers noticed increased activity at the shop, entered the business and found more than 20 persons in a customer lounge area where beer was being served. The owners reportedly weren’t on site at the time. Police broke up the party and sent the guests home, although two people were arrested for public drunkenness and another on a bench warrant. No employees were arrested.

Police turned over case reports Tuesday to the district attorney’s office for further review and determination whether to prosecute.

Posted by Holly Wagner

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