Everyone is sacrificing to help the world defeat Wuhon virus. Businesses have all been ordered to shut down for an indefinite period of time in order to stop the spread and flatten the curve. It’s gonna be hard for a lot of people, but we’ll get through it. Except SOME businesses like to cheat….
Looks like the Vintage Grille didn’t get the message. But that didn’t stop the owner from showing up in the comments and going full dindu nuffin.
So according to Robyn it was just four employees and an old guy celebrating his 70th birthday with some cake, when the big bad popo came in and accused them of being criminals. Except the police specifically said that there were “numerous patrons consuming food and drink on premises,” and that “food and drink were being served to SEATED CUSTOMERS.”
Robyn kept commenting, and when advised that this wasn’t gonna help her cause other people rushed to her defense.
“Inaccurate post by the WPD can really hurt a family business.”
Yea, that’s it. The police are lying. Strong point Jimbo. Almost as strong as this one.
Translation – I don’t agree with the order from the state, therefore Vintage Grille shouldn’t have to abide by it.
You know what else can really hurt a family business? Shutting down because they’re following the rules and not serving customers. Sure, I feel bad for the Vintage Grille for being in this position, but it’s cheating to continue to serve patrons when everyone else has to shut down. It also jeopardizes the health of EVERYONE in the Worcester area, because this ban exists for a reason. That whole pandemic thing.
Then there was this.
You know what a great way to avoid being put on blast is? Follow the rules. If you’re in danger of being publicly shamed then you’re less likely to act in a shameful manner. Just sayin.
I haven’t read the police report, but I have a hard time believing they would take action like this, and the publicly shame Vintage Grille on their FB page if there wasn’t pretty strong evidence. But according to Robyn she’s got film to prove she dindu nuffin.
I asked her to see the video or maybe some still images almost 24 hours ago, but she suddenly decided to stop talking. This could all be cleared up real quick, and she could make the police look very stupid if she’d just show that tape proving her innocence. Weird that she hasn’t shown it.
She does have a legal expert on the case though, and she says it’s libel on the part of the cops.
Oh right. You get anonymity if you’re arrested for something but aren’t found guilty yet. That’s how privacy laws work for sure. Apparently every single press release about every single arrest that the cops have ever made is libelous according to Raggedy Narcan here.
Trust me, I’ve been sued for libel a dozen times. I’m basically an expert on it. This isn’t even remotely close to libel, and any dipshit with a GED should know that.
Nevertheless Robyn seems to be taking advice from this woman and says that Masslive is gonna write a better version of the story.
Well, Masslive did end up writing about it, but it didn’t work out quite the way Robyn planned:
Worcester police took videotapes that recorded the incident inside the premises, Caruso said. Asked to respond to Caruso’s statement that everyone at the restaurant was an employee, a Worcester police spokeswoman said, “We have evidence that alcohol was being sold at the business.”
During a press conference on Thursday, City Manager Edward Augustus Jr. said that Vintage Grille put not only its employees and anyone in the restaurant at risk, but also Worcester police officers.
“Not following the governor’s order is unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” Augustus said. “I can’t stress this enough. This is phenomenally irresponsible behavior.”
Augustus also said that what Vintage Grille did was unfair to other restaurants and businesses in Worcester.
Oops! Turns out the cops say they have evidence booze is being sold and they pulled the tapes. Surely they must’ve reviewed them, seen that it’s nothing more than 4 employees trying to eat cake with a 70 year old maintenance man, and corrected their error?
Oh wait, they haven’t done that at all. Because the cops have absolutely no reason to lie about this, and Vintage Grille is absolutely deserving of this public shaming.
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