Florida man allegedly posed as ‘heath inspector’ to get free alcohol from bar

A Florida man walked into a bar — and claimed he was a “health inspector” who would shut the place down if they didn’t serve him a drink.

Lance Walters, 27, stormed into Earl’s Hideaway Lounge in the east coast beach town of Sebastian after the bar closed early Saturday, police said.

When the manager denied his request for a drink, Walters insisted he was a health inspector and threatened to close down the business, Sebastiandaily.com reported.

When that story didn’t work, Walters allegedly claimed his father was the Chief of Police in Palm Bay.

“At one point, the subject dared [the manager] to hit him so he could close the business down,” according to a police affidavit quoted by the paper.

The cops were called when Walters repeatedly ignored the manager’s demands that he leave.

Arriving cops found a reeking-of-booze Walters standing in the parking lot, still hollering at bar employees, police alleged.

The cops, too, asked him to just leave. But Walters stood his ground and changed his story again.

“The defendant stated his father also owned Earl’s Hideaway and that he was allowed to be on the property,” according to the affidavit quoted by the paper.

“The defendant began raising his voice and getting louder. The defendant was given a last warning to leave the premises by finding a ride home, but the defendant again stated he was calling the Palm Bay Police chief,” the affidavit said.

Walters was arrested for trespassing and resisting arrest without violence. His bail was set at $1,000.

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