The manager of The Pump Bar near the Paseo Arts District in Oklahoma City was recently arrested for infusing the bar's liquors with other flavors, including bacon, jalapeños, and garlic.
Updated June 27, 11:59 a.m.
According to documents provided by the Oklahoma City Police Department, the municipal code violation that triggered the arrest was Article 5, Section 30-97 as defined in Section 30-96: Maintaining a disorderly house by violation of the state's prohibition laws by the unlawful refill of a liquor bottle.
The referenced state law is found in Title 37, Chapter 3, Section 584:
§37-584. Refilling container with certain substances prohibited.
No holder of a mixed beverage, beer and wine, caterer, special event, public event or airline/railroad beverage license shall refill with any substance a container which contained any alcoholic beverage on which the tax levied by Section 553 of this title has been paid.
Added by Laws 1985, c. 6, § 98, emerg. eff. March 14, 1985. Amended by Laws 1994, c. 361, § 23; Laws 2014, c. 298, § 23.
Oklahoma City Police Master Sgt. Gary Knight told The Journal Record that the opened bottles contained bacon, vegetables and pickle juice.