ASPEN, Colo.—In February, a brawl broke out in Whiskey Rush, a bar in Aspen. Two patrons were cut by beer bottles and broken glasses.
Instead of calling 911 immediately, bar managers cleaned up the glass and assisted the injured patrons. For that delay, reports the Aspen Daily News, the bar now has agreed to pay Aspen’s city government 20 percent of its gross sales during the week in which the fight occurred, or between $1,300 and $1,500.
An attorney for the bar told the newspaper that the staff responded promptly. “They rendered aid and cleaned up the glass to make sure no one else was injured. But no one stopped and said, “We better call 911,” said Chris Bryan, the attorney.
The municipal code, however, requires “immediate reporting” to police.