SPD has security footage of a man busting into E Madison’s Bottleneck Lounge early Wednesday morning. Bottleneck owner Erin Nestor said that her alarm system scared off the would-be burglar:
the bottleneck got broken into this morning at about 4:50 AM. The guy use a crowbar to bust open the door – he was subsequently scared off by the alarm – and made off with nothing. We were broken into a couple of years ago and as a direct consequence, installed a camera pointed at that door. The now police have a great description. The guy is African American, 30ish, larger in build. He has a shaved head and a goatee. He was wearing a light colored jacked with a big insignia on the back – couldn’t make it out – jeans and light colored shoes. He wore gloves and seemed to know what he was doing. Anyway, just wanted to give my fellow business owners a heads up. Alarm systems = good. I’m off to replace the door!