California - A Placer County man has been arrested after he broke into a shuttered bar, reopened the business and started selling drinks to unwitting customers, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s department. The Placer County Sheriff’s department arrested 29-year-old Travis Kevie of Newcastle after his 4-day stint as the barkeep of the historic Valencia Club in Penryn which had been shutdown for more than a year. Detective Jim Hudson became suspicious after reading about the Valencia Club’s re-opening in a newspaper article that featured a picture of Kevie and identified him as the club’s new “owner/operator”. Not only had Detective Hudson had previous run-ins with Kevie, he knew the Valencia Club’s liquor license had been surrendered. Deputies describe Kevie as a transient. They say he broke into the Valencia Club and put an open sign in the window on July 16th. Kevie kicked off his business with a six-pack of beer he bought and resold at the club. He used his profits to buy more alcohol keeping the club open throughout the weekend serving about 30 customers a day, deputies say.
If this isn't the American Dream then I don't know what is. Seriously I'm like 90 percent sure this was written in the contituition. "Heretofore if a transient shall come upon a vacated bar he shall retain the right to own and operate it." It's in like Article B subsection II or something. My question here is how failtastic do you feel if you were the PREVIOUS owner of the Valenica Club? Like you couldn't turn a profit and then some homeless dude comes by and in 4 days is making enough money to get a re-opening ad in the paper? I guess the ad was really his downfall though. But how are people going to know that you're re-selling beer for 4 times it's original cost if you don't get the word out? Classic catch-22.
I honestly can't believe this guy is getting locked up either. Like how many times do you see broken down buildings or vacated property in towns and think "the city should really do something about that." Well here is Travis Kevie just taking matters into his own hands and getting punished for it? It's UnAmerican! So the long and short of it is that Travis Kevie is the next Warren Buffet and Detective Hudson is a communist. Case closed.