A Los Angeles County Health Inspector was caught on camera dancing inside a brewery after ordering the owner to shut down on Super Bowl Sunday for violating COVID guidelines.
Bart Avery, the owner of Bravery Brewery in Lancaster, California, said the health inspector arrived at the restaurant at 11am on Super Bowl Sunday and told him his business could not remain open because he did not have a food truck.
The establishment was forced to close, however, Avery later found the inspector’s claim to be incorrect. Since the brewery was only serving draft beer to go, they did not need a food truck to operate.
Avery told Fox News Monday that his business has been “decimated financially and emotionally” during the pandemic and forced shut down — but it was “jarring” when he reviewed camera footage from inside the brewery and saw the health inspector dance after issuing the shutdown order.
While Avery doesn’t know exactly why the health inspector decided to dance, “the perception really sucks,” he told Fox News.
“She had just informed the worker that he could be out of a job,” Avery said. “Considering all the pain that these lockdowns inflicted on small business owners, the dance was jarring.”
The health inspector eventually admitted that there was a misunderstanding and the brewery could resume business. One of the inspector’s bosses also called to apologize for the confusion the next day, Avery said.
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Hunter Biden Indicted on Federal Gun Charges Amidst Special Counsel Investigation
In a significant development, Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, was indicted on Thursday on federal gun charges as part of Special Counsel David Weiss’ ongoing investigation. The indictment alleges that Hunter Biden made false statements during the purchase of a firearm, among other charges.
The charges against Hunter Biden include:
• Making a false statement in the purchase of a firearm
• Making a false statement related to information required to be kept by a federal firearms licensed dealer
•Possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance
According to the indictment, the alleged incident occurred on or about October 12, 2018, in the District of Delaware. Hunter Biden is accused of knowingly making a false and fictitious written statement during the acquisition of a Colt Cobra 38SPL Revolver. According to reports from Fox News, the statement, submitted on Form 4473, falsely certified that he was not an unlawful user of, and addicted to, any stimulant, narcotic drug, or controlled substance.
Furthermore, the indictment further states that between October 12, 2018, and October 23, 2018, in the District of Delaware, Hunter Biden knowingly possessed the same firearm despite being an unlawful user of and addicted to controlled substances. This marks the first set of charges brought by Special Counsel David Weiss against Hunter Biden since being granted special counsel status.
The investigation came to public attention when it was reported by Fox News in 2021 that police had responded to an incident in 2018 involving a gun owned by Hunter Biden.
Reports state that, Hallie Biden, the widow of President Biden’s late son, Beau, who was in a relationship with Hunter at the time, discarded the gun. Hunter’s gun was thrown away in a dumpster near a market, located close to a school. It was subsequently revealed that Hunter Biden had purchased a gun earlier that same month.
Hunter Biden’s legal troubles do not end with the gun charges. Earlier in July, an original plea agreement collapsed, which would have seen him plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax counts for willful failure to pay federal income tax, thus avoiding jail time on a felony gun charge. Instead, he pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and one felony gun charge.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed David Weiss as special counsel to oversee the Hunter Biden investigation and related matters. The White House has declined to comment on these developments, which continue to draw significant public and media attention.
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