A former bartender at a Plano dive bar has been charged with a misdemeanor after she allegedly served too much alcohol to a man who went on to kill eight people after leaving the bar.
Lindsey Glass, who tended bar at the Local Public House on West Spring Creek Parkway, has been charged with violating a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission rule that forbids selling alcohol to “an habitual drunkard or an intoxicated or insane person,” according to NBC DFW. The Commission alleges that Glass knew that Spencer Hight, who later killed his ex-wife and seven more people as they watched the Dallas Cowboys in a playoff game in September 2017, was drunk when she was serving him alcohol.
Further, the Commission alleges that Glass sent text messages characterizing Hight’s behavior as “weird” and “psycho” while continuing to serve him cocktails and beer. In a statement to NBC DFW, Glass’s attorney Scott Palmer called the charge “shameful” and noted that Glass followed Hight to the home after he left the bar, and called 911. “Not only did she know Spencer but she was friends with Meredith and was supposed to be at the party that evening,” Palmer said.
If convicted, Glass faces a $500 fine and up to one year in jail. Her former employer Local Public House relinquished its TABC license last year.