Oklahoma City bar manager accused of failing to eject drunken customers, police say
The manager of an Oklahoma City bar was arrested, accused of failing to deal with several drunken customers, including one who was unknowingly exposing herself because of her drunken state, according to a police report released Thursday.
The manager of an Oklahoma City bar was arrested this month, accused of failing to eject several drunken customers, including one who was unknowingly exposing herself because of her drunken state, according to a police report released Thursday.
Steven Watner, 37, was arrested about 12:45 a.m. June 10 on complaints of allowing an intoxicated person to stay on the premises and allowing nudity in an establishment. Watner was the manager of Rok Bar, 119 E California Ave., when officers arrived to do a bar check June 10.
They found a 21-year-old woman in a form-fitting dress dancing on the back of a chair elevated above the DJ booth. Her dress had risen above her waist, police said, and she was not wearing underwear. According to the police report, the dress was riding up above her waist because of her dancing, and the woman appeared unaware she was exposing herself. Two other women with her also were drunk.
An officer told a security guard at the bar that the woman was too drunk and needed to be removed from the bar. The security guard spoke with the woman but did not remove her. The officer also spoke with Watner, who said he had cut the group off 20 minutes earlier but told the officer, “What do you want me to do about it?” the report stated.
Officers eventually removed the women themselves and took them to the city's detox center. Watner told police the women were related to the bar's staff. He was arrested and booked at the Oklahoma County jail. Watner could not be reached for comment Thursday.
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