Friday, July 23, 2010

Travis Kevie Has Been Freed!

Today’s Auburn Journal reports an uncharacteristic burst of sanity and good sense on the part of our judicial system:

Outlaw barkeeper Travis Kevie was ordered released from jail today with the buzz of media attention spreading his exploits to a widespread audience.

But in the eyes of the law, he’ll still have to belly up to a misdemeanor charge of illegal alcohol sales.

Kevie, 29, was arrested Tuesday after four days of bamboozling about 30 customers a day into believing that he had re-opened the recently vacated Valencia Club in Penryn.

The story of a homeless man entering a vacant bar and buying a six-pack from a convenience store to get business started soon turned from a local story into a regional one – and then a national one on the Internet and TV.

So the heroic Travis Kevie walks among us once again. Hallelujah, justice is not yet dead. I assume he’ll get something mild like community service for the illegal liquor sales, but hasn’t he already performed that service by selling the booze in the first place? Think about it, wouldn’t the world be a nicer place if everybody just went around mildly high all day long?

I have a question for any lawyers out there: if he was to claim that he was merely taking donations for the drinks, could he dodge the rap? Just curious.

(On a separate note, I’d like to thank Helen and Harry Highwater at Unknownnews for the link, as well as extend a warm welcome to those of you finding this site through them. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my remote little corner of the Web!)

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