INFORUM.com | WDAZ.com

WDAY: The News Leader

Published January 22, 2013, 06:48 PM

Fargo man arrested after Hooters disturbance

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Fargo man is back in jail after he kicked out a police car window following a disturbance at Hooters.

By: Forum Staff Reports, inforum.com, Forum Staff Reports, inforum.com

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Fargo man is back in jail after he kicked out a police car window following a disturbance at Hooters.

Twenty-nine year old Kyle Kent Belgarde is no stranger to Fargo police. He has an extensive criminal record including assault, and he has threatened police every time he has been arrested, including overnight.

The incident involving Belgarde raises concerns about a common battle local bars face. What to do, and how to know when problem, repeat offenders may be in the bar.

Belgarde created a scene at the Fargo hooters, trying to get people to fight him. He's done it before, but this time he left Hooters before police could detain him, driving a car at high speeds with lights off. He then fought with police as they arrested him, kicking out the window of a squad car.

So what do bars do to keep trouble makers out? At Dempsey's downtown, staff knows who is not allowed in and why.

Lisa Meyer – Dempsey’s: “We do self-police. Eventually, if they haven’t been in here for a year, we’ll give them a second chance hoping they have their **** straight.”

While Fargo police does not circulate a list of bad guys to area bars, many bars keep their own private list of unwanted customers. It is up to the bartenders and bouncer to keep them out.

Lt. Joel Vettel – Fargo Police: “Any business dealing with the public has a vested interest in the safety and security of the people inside the building.”

Belgarde is the same man Fargo police arrested in 2008 with stealing a car from a pizza delivery man, then rolling the car into the Red River. Belgrade also faces a driving under suspension charge, and he was wanted on a city warrant.

Tags: