PLYMOUTH, Mich. (FOX 2) – A woman claims her friend slipped roofies into their drinks at the Post Local Bistro in Plymouth – which has owners and police on high alert.
The woman who said she slipped something in her drink was too shaken up to do an interview with FOX 2. The incident in question happened on the night of Friday, April 22.
The police chief says it is an active investigation and the bar owners say they take it seriously.
“We think very highly of our guests and do our best to provide a safe environment,” said John Thomson, owner.
Thomson and Jennifer Dales are dealing with allegations that women were drugged in their Plymouth bar.
“It’s horrible for me to think there’s someone out there who would think it’s not a safe place to come,” said owner Dales.
One of these allegations is now under police investigation and is detailed in Kristen O’Donnell’s Facebook post:
“Last night my best friend and I went to the Post Local Bistro in downtown Plymouth for a night out. We were having fun and dancing together and my friend left her drink unattended for maybe a total of 2 minutes.
“When she took her drink back, she only took a sip or two before I accidentally knocked it out of her hand.
“About 20 minutes after her last sip of this drink, she started feeling nauseous and vomiting. The vomiting quickly turned into her words so bad I could barely understand her and she was completely unable to walk. .”
O’Donnell says their evening ended with a trip to the emergency room at Trinity Health St. Mary Mercy Livonia, where she says doctors confirmed someone had put something in her friend’s drink.
“We’re really glad the victim wasn’t attacked,” Thomson said. “Obviously we’re not happy that she was drugged, but things could have been worse.”
Thomson and Dales say they have been in contact with Plymouth Police as well as the woman and her family.
O’Donnell’s Facebook post has been shared more than 2,000 times, prompting another woman, Ashley Noble, to say she too was drugged at the Post and demanding the bar do more to protect the public. women and install cameras.
“I saw part of that, ‘Why don’t you have cameras?’ I mean, that would be a really good reason to have cameras and we would definitely consider something like that,” Dales said.
“The sad reality is that no matter what you do, criminal behavior like this is really hard to detect, #1 and #2 to prevent,” Thomson said.
Plymouth resident Jacquelyne McCall says the post needs to better protect customers and women need to be on their guard.
“No girl or woman deserves to have this happen to them, and it’s not that any woman or girl is vulnerable to the situation,” she said. “People are sneaky about it.
“At some point, there’s not much you can do. You have to be responsible for yourself. That’s not to say that girls and women can’t be responsible for their own actions – but no one no one else is going to protect you, but yourself.”
Plymouth Police want to know if this is something that happened to you or if you have any information. Call the department at (734) 354-3232.