SANTA MONICA—A patron at The Britannia Pub located at 318 Santa Monica Boulevard was arrested on December 13 after a racially fueled altercation in which she threw a pint of beer at a bartender and refused to pay for it.
Santa Monica Police Department officers arrived at the pub at around 10:10 a.m. to investigate a report of an assault made by an employee.
When the officers arrived, they spoke with the victim, whose name is Kelly, according to an employee of the pub.
Officers located the suspect a short distance away in Palisades Park. She reportedly resisted arrest.
The suspect allegedly entered the pub and ordered a pint of beer. When Kelly asked her to pay for it, she reportedly said that she didn’t have to because she is white and Kelly is African-American.
According to reports, Kelly then attempted to take the beer away, at which point the suspect grabbed it first and threw it at the bartender.
Kelly suffered minor cuts after the altercation.
The suspect is 31-years-old and homeless. She has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and obstruction of police officers in the execution of their duties.
Bail was set at $30,000. The Brittania Pub did not wish to comment on the incident. The case number is 140162509.