A man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly using bottled flatulence to stink up a bar in downtown Athens, according to an Athens-Clarke County police report released Wednesday afternoon.
Upon arriving at the bar on East Clayton Avenue at about 1:40 a.m. Saturday, police saw “several patrons of Whiskey Bent began to leave quickly while making comments about how bad it stunk inside the bar,” according to the report.
Bar patrons pointed out 20-year-old Blake Leland Zengo as the culprit, and one woman accused Zengo of spraying her face, according to police.
When police found Zengo in the bar's patio area, he claimed to not know what was going on, and said he did not spray anything, according to the report.
Zengo was described in the police report as being “very inebriated, and was slurring his words.”
When police searched the Oconee County resident, they found in his pants pocket a spray bottle of Liquid ASS, which appeared to have worked as advertised.
The website for the prank product promises: “Once unleashed, this power-packed, super-concentrated liquid begins to evaporate filling the air with a genuine, foul butt-crack smell with hints of dead animal and fresh poo. The funny pranks you can pull with Liquid ASS are unlimited. Watching the facial grimaces of people and hearing their comments about the part-your-hair, gagging stench will have you laughing until it hurts.”
Zengo, of Brighten Lane in Bogart, was charged with disorderly conduct, public intoxication and underage consumption of alcohol.
The 21-year-old woman who alleged that Zengo sprayed her in the face declined to press charges, according to the police report.
Zengo was at the Clarke County Jail for less than two hours before he posted a total bond of $1,500 and was released.
An Indianapolis pub owner banned a 60-year-old patron who made inappropriate comments about female bartenders.
Black Acre Brewing Company founder Jordan Gleason detailed his conversation with the unidentified older man in a Facebook post that has since been shared thousands of times.
The post explains that he had the 'horrible goblin' kicked out of his establishment for sexist comments he made about the female employees in January.
'He told them to their faces that that he liked looking at their t**s while they washed dishes, and their a***s while they were pouring drinks. He was told to leave and not come back. He came back last month, and was told we wouldn't serve him. He came back yet again today, and when told he wouldn't be served demanded to talk to a manger,' the post shared on Friday explained.
After Gleason had a conversation with the man about his unacceptable behavior, he says the patron accused the waitresses of being 'too sensitive' and said that the they shouldn’t wear low cut shirts if they don’t want attention.
After Gleason explained to the man that the females were deserving of respect the banned individual retorted: 'But we're men and they're females. Is cleavage just not a thing anymore?'
'What terrifies and enrages me is how every one of them thinks that this is normal behavior, but also that other men will agree with them,' Gleason wrote in his lengthy reaction.
Gleason then went on to talk about how men don't know how women truly feel when they are treated like sexual objects.
'So why am I writing this? I want to acknowledge the struggle of every single woman who will read this. You deserve our respect and to be treated with decency. I want to stand up and say, I'm fucking sick of this. To every dude out there, we need to fucking combat this disease like its the god damned plague that it is. If one of your friends says something shitty about a woman, tell him to shut his fucking mouth. Don't just laugh it off or ignore it. We need to listen when our sisters talk about this, and not just blame it on some bad apples,' he wrote.
Scores of Facebook users went on to commend Gleason for standing up to women after he posted his opinion last week.