Wild Bull fined for liquor control violations

The Wild Bull Saloon in Kalamazoo.
The Wild Bull Saloon in Kalamazoo.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — The Michigan Liquor Control Commission has fined a popular Kalamazoo bar for two infractions of state liquor control laws.

The Wild Bull was fined $300 for allowing a staff member to “annoy” a customer and another $300 for allowing a fight or brawl.

A liquor control commissioner heard testimony in the charges in early March. In one case, a man testified a security guard put him in a headlock without provocation and then threw him out of the bar.

In the other, a man said he was knocked out by a person who should not have been allowed back into the bar. That person had already been thrown out after trying to pick a fight.

The cases pit Kalamazoo police against Wild Bull owner Ryan Reedy, who says his bar is being unfairly targeted. Reedy told Target 8 investigators he thinks the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is trying to do him financial harm and that one detective has a vendetta against him. Kalamazoo’s police chief said that’s not true.

If the fines are not paid with in 45 days, a ruling from the Liquor Control Commission says, the bar’s license could be suspended for 15 days.

A third complaint of allowing a fight or brawl and annoying a customer has not yet been heard.

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