SWAT Team Raids Texas Bar, Makes Arrests After Owner Defied Government Orders

The SWAT team was dispatched to a bar in Odessa, Texas after the owner decided to re-open for business.

The SWAT team, ladies and gentlemen.

Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis said during a news conference that the owner of Big Daddy Zane’s opened her business even though Gov. Greg Abbott explicitly mandated that bars remain closed.

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When officers arrived they found six men in body armor and armed with rifles standing outside the establishment.

“This was not a protest of their second amendment rights. It was a show of force to ensure this lady could violate the governor’s order,” Griffis told reporters.

The owner along with the seven armed men were arrested.

The bar posted a Facebook event scheduled for May 4 called “Bars and bartenders standing united,” which had a photo of armed men in body armor posing in an undisclosed location.

“They will be here to help protect our rights as a small business owner to open and be able to feed our families,” according to the post.