Video captures massive fight on Bardstown Road - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Video captures massive fight on Bardstown Road

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- After an all-out brawl spilled onto Bardstown Road over the weekend, police are calling one Highlands bar a public nuisance.

In a YouTube video uploaded Monday, things get violent along Bardstown Road in the Highlands. In it, you can see a big crowd fighting. There's so much chaos it's tough to see who is punching whom. At one point, a brawler pulls out a Taser and uses it on someone else. 

Police say this type of behavior is becoming too common near a bar called Cahoots.

"It's definitely been a nuisance for the last several months,” said Lt. Col. Kim Kraeszig.

Cahoots has been in trouble before, the focus of raids and lawsuits.

"We've had numerous complaints of narcotics being utilized in that location,” she said.

Lt. Col. Kraeszig says street robberies and assaults are increasing near the bar. They've assigned more officers and detectives to patrol the area.

"Anytime we have any establishments in any of our neighborhoods that's becoming a public nuisance, it definitely raises on our priority list,” she said.

But Attorney Jaret Hill represents Cahoots and says the fight caught on video had nothing to do with the bar.

"It's not a Cahoots problem. It didn't happen at Cahoots. It happened down the street,” said Hill.

The video titled "cahoots fun" is being shared all over social media.

“When I look at the video, I can tell it did not take place at Cahoots. I think it's unfortunate and extremely violent what happened. I contacted the owner of cahoots and she informed me this took place after Cahoots had closed and locked their doors. Everybody was out,” said Hill.

A longtime Highlands resident says violence is common on the weekends.

"I'd like to say I was shocked but I wasn't,” said Highlands resident Winn Willinger.

He says he's tired of it and thinks Cahoots is one of the main problems.

"Saying that the highlands neighborhood association is anti-bar is untrue. We just want people who want to play by the rules. If you don't want to play by the rules, we don't want you in the neighborhood,” said Willinger.

Police say they're putting more resources in the area.

We asked police if they’re trying to get Cahoots shut down.

“Anytime there's a public nuisance location, we'd prefer that location not be operating if they're not going to abide by the laws,” said Lt. Col. Kraeszig.

No one was arrested after the fight. Our requests for police reports were denied.

There's a hearing scheduled next week to determine if Cahoots will lose its liquor license based on two recent, unrelated violations.

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