Shut Down “Club LaFiesta Brava” - Hattiesburg
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As most of you probably know by now Hattiesburg police responded to a shooting behind a bar and restaurant on US Highway 49 on Friday January 5th, 2018.
Six people were shot at the 6100 block of Hwy 49 behind La Fiesta Brava, according to Hattiesburg police. Gun fire erupted at approximately 11:48 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene, shots were fired from a fleeing vehicle and an officer exchanged gunfire, but no injuries were sustained, according to the City of Hattiesburg. Two of the six people injured were underage. Since January 2017, there have been 15 incidents reported at La Fiesta Brava, including four assaults since October. This is far too many “incidents” in ONE YEAR!!
LaFiesta Brava on a Friday nights turns into what we like to call “Club LaFiesta”. They play obnoxiously loud music with bass that could wake the dead. My husband is a manager at a near by restaurant where the music disrupts his family-friendly dining establishment. Homeowners in the surrounding neighborhood have called to complain about loud music, asking what time my husband’s restaurant closes and if they could turn the music down, when in fact it is LaFiesta Brava that is disturbing the peace.
LaFiesta is known for serving underage minors alcohol. This establishments patrons have no respect for other surrounding business as well as the homeowners in the surrounding neighborhoods. This is not the first gunfire reported at this establishment. A few month’s back my husband witnessed a possible abduction from LaFiesta’s parking lot on a Friday night. He immediately call 911 to give a description of the car and the victim. However it took Police officers forever to respond.
There have been numerous request for HPD officers to ride through the parking lots during the hours that “Club LaFiesta” is in operation, yet there are no officers patroling. My husband, his staff and even the owner of my husband’s restaurant are out in their parking lot cleaning up beer bottles, liquor bottles, discarded food bags, cigarillo wrappers, drug baggies, etc. EVERY Saturday morning before their restaurant opens. There are burnouts, broken car windows and drugs being sold and used in and around LaFiesta Brava.
This has become a matter of safety for everyone around this establishment. My husband walks all of his female employees out to their vehicles on Friday nights to insure their safety in getting home.
Waking up this past Saturday morning to the news of a 6 person shooting at LaFiesta and seeing my husband’s SUV surrounded in crime scene tape was my WORST NIGHTMARE come true!! I have always worried about my husband’s safety on Friday nights knowing what goes on at LaFiesta and NOW it is time to do something about this before more people are injured or even killed.
As a wife and a mother to a small child I do not want to have to one day explain to her why her daddy will not be home again from work. Please sign this petition to CLOSE “Club LaFiesta” FOR GOOD, as they are SERIAL Rule Breakers and DO NOT deserve another chance to remain open!!!
PLEASE SHARE AND LETS MAKE HATTIESBURG SAFE AGAIN!!!
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