A court in Los Angeles ordered that the power be shut off to a restaurant in Burbank, California after it refused to comply with lockdown measures imposed by the Californian government, The Blaze reports.
After receiving an order on Mar 8 to shut its doors for refusing to comply with lockdown orders, Tinhorn Flats continued to defy the Californian government's coronavirus rules. By Mar 12, a local court ordered the restaurant's power to be shut off.
"This morning due to Barfly Inc., Tin Horn Flats, continuing to remain open in defiance of the Temporary Restraining Order issued on March 8, 2021, the Los Angeles Superior Court authorized the City of Burbank to disconnect the electricity to Tin Horn Flats' property after giving 24-hours' notice. The court did not provide permission to padlock the doors at this time but continues to reserve such a remedy as a last resort," the court order reads.
The co-owner of the restaurant, however, continues to defy the lockdown orders, purchasing a power generator to ensure the continued operation of the business.
"We are open and we will NOT comply," the establishment said in a Facebook post.
"They're coming after us for having 10, 15 people in a small environment. It absolutely makes no sense and [is] completely unconstitutional," said co-owner Lucas Lepejian.
"I've got nothing left to lose," he continued, noting that his restaurant has implemented safety protocols to prevent coronavirus from spreading at the establishment.