A California city erected a fence in front of a restaurant that has repeatedly violated coronavirus health codes, a report said.
The fence was erected in front of the & grill at Tinhorn Flats Saloon in Burbank on Saturday after a court ordered the company’s electricity to be cut, according to a report by NBC Los Angeles.
The restaurant has fined nearly $ 50,000 for violating public health regulations since the pandemic began. According to the Los Angeles Times, eating outside was allowed at a time when the county banned the practice.
The city had previously placed sandbags outside the store to keep it closed.
Yes On Tuesday, Lucas Lepejian, the restaurant owner’s 20-year-old son, was arrested for allegedly removing the barriers.
The restaurant owner, Baret Lepejian, told the Times he would not pay the fines.
« Show me evidence of how I am endangering the public, » he told the newspaper.
« It was never about safety or the public. It was never about that. This whole thing is about fear and control, ”he said.
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