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December 9, 2013

Bar warned to watch for drug use in bathrooms

HAVERHILL — A downtown lounge has been warned to watch out for customers drinking or doing drugs in restrooms after a customer got heavily intoxicated without drinking at the bar and then tried to fight other patrons, security personnel and police.

Police said Christian Flores, 71 Fountain St., was charged with disturbing the peace and malicious damage to the police station after he was arrested by police Nov. 23.

A police report on the incident said officers were called to the Chit Chat Lounge on Washington Street at 8:30 p.m. for a customer causing a disturbance.

The caller said the man was creating “quite a problem, accosting females and attempting to fight with patrons and employees,” the police report said.

“Even the bouncers had backed well away from the defendant, who appeared to be looking to start a fight,” the police report said.

“He was clenching his fist and posturing in a hostile manner, stating that he was a U.S. Marine and pumping his chest in a threatening and challenging manner,” the police report said.

Flores then became “assaultive and moved forcefully into an officer,” the report said.

“The defendant, being short and extremely stocky and covered in perspiration, was difficult to control,” the police report said. “The defendant was shouting and flailing his entire body trying to free his arms to continue the fight.”

Police used pepper spray to get him into handcuffs, the report said. On the way to the police station, Flores told officers that he or his family members would get revenge on the officers or their families, the report said.

At the station he stripped off his clothes and defecated and urinated in is cell.

At the request of police, the License Commission called the owners of the Chit Chat to a meeting Thursday night to discuss the matter.

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