Bartender Charged With Serving Gunman Before Mass Shooting

Chelsea Wade
May 06, 2019 - 6:23 am
Lindsey Glass

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - A Plano bartender has been charged with overserving an intoxicated man who police said later went on shooting rampage.

Lindsey Glass was arrested on a misdemeanor on April 30. She is accused of violating the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code that "restricts sales to certain people." Glass has since been released.

Court papers said Spencer Hight showed up intoxicated at the Local Public House in September of 2017. Police said Glass served him a couple of drinks and then he drove to his ex-wife's home where he shot and killed her and seven other people who had gathered there to watch a Cowboys game. Hight was shot and killed by a responding officer.

In a TABC report obtained by KXAS-TV, Glass had texted another bartender about Hight, saying he "has a big knife on the bar and is spinning it and just asked for his tab and said I have to go do some dirty work ... Psychoooooooo." 

The medical examiner's office found that Hight had a blood alcohol level of 0.33, which is about four times the state's legal limit for driving. 

The victims' families have filed a lawsuit against the bar for negligence.

In a settlement with TABC last year, the bar agreed to give up its liquor license.