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On its Web site, Georgetown tavern The Third Edition guarantees “to have you jumping on the floor all night.”
Take what happened on Sept. 16, 2006. At about 1:30 a.m., according to an Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration case report, Martha Eugenia Pelivanis was walking out of the establishment’s front entrance when she felt a jolt from behind.
It was more painful than a collision, more shocking than a grab. Pelivanis turned around to find the source of the sting, the report says, and saw a man wielding a stun gun. She immediately summoned security, who apprehended suspect Jerred James Ley as he tried to flee the building. Ley was arrested, according to the report, and Pelivanis received medical attention for her bruised and swollen leg.
The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board held a fact-finding hearing on the matter yesterday. “The board was concerned that this could happen. It could easily have been a gun,” an administration official said. The board called on The Third Edition to submit a security plan within the next 30 days.