Affidavit: Bartender was aware alleged mass murder was drunk, served him anyway

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PLANO – According to police, Lindsey Glass, age 27, was arrested for apparently serving a man who is suspected of committing mass murder.

The affidavit stated that on September 10, 2017, Glass knowingly and intentionally severed the man, Spencer Hight, who police say was already showing the behavior of intoxication.

According to the arrest report, Glass was allegedly arrested on Tuesday, April 30th, her current charge is a misdemeanor, selling alcohol to a habitual drunk, intoxicated or insane person.

Police stated that Hight’s blood alcohol level was about four times the legal limit when he allegedly committed the murders before being shot and killed by police.

As seen on surveillance video, Glass is apparently shown serving Hight at least 5 drinks, 2 wells, 2 beers, and a shot, over two different visits to the Local Public House, where Glass was employed at the time, in just a few short hours.

The affidavit added that apparently, Hight was very wobbly, knocking into tables, and allegedly spins a “big knife on the bar” then was allegedly seen “pulling out a gun” from his waistband. Apparently, Glass texted a co-working stating that Hight commented about supposedly “doing some dirty work.” She texted “Psychooooo.”

The report also indicated that Glass informed her co-worker kept apparently repeating “put someone in his place.” Glass told the friend she may have believed he had been drinking at another location between his two visits to the Local Public House.

Attorneys for four out of the eight victims’ families argue that all eight victims would not have lost their lives if the bar staff would have contacted the police that night instead of ignoring the warning signs.

Credit: Plano Police Department

“Not only the bartender but the manager made the decision to let him go, to not call the police and to not take any action,” said attorney Dan Garrigan. “And we just feel that that lack of action on the part of the bar was grossly negligent on their part.”

“We feel that if they would’ve called the police, there’s a great chance that none of this would’ve ever happened,” said family attorney Brett Stalcup.

“I don’t know that it’s unfair that she’s being charged, but our position is that there are others who are equally if not more complicit in this,” Garrigan said.

It was reported that the lawsuit filed against the bar has been dropped, but the family attorneys stated they want to re-file to get the maximum benefit to their clients.

According to Scott Palmer, who is representing Glass, there is no correlation the same day the civil suit against the bar was dropped there was a warrant issued for her arrest. Palmer also pointed out that Glass apparently attempted to locate High, whom she knew, and that she contacted 911.

“It is shameful of the Plano Police Department to go after the person who was vital in trying to stop the horrific events of that evening,” he said.

Palmer claims Glass’ arrest “a last-ditch effort by the Plano PD to make someone pay.” Palmer also questions why it took so long arrest her after the fact.

“The delay was to be diligent in working with the TABC to make sure the complete examination of the case warranted an arrest.” Plano PD said in response.

Glass could face up to one year in jail and a $500 fine.

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