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Wealthy man destroys his own bar after being refused a drink

By Mason White 11:53 AM October 7, 2015
Mark Swistun 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A wealthy businessman in the United Kingdom, was arrested after he destroyed his own bar out of anger.

The man of Swansea, Wales, became very irritated and angry after being refused a drink at closing time at his own bar. He decided to destroy the place.

45-year-old Mark Swistun used an excavator to destroy the Royal Oak pub in Penclawdd, in middle of the night. He caused about $60,000 in damages.

After he was arrested for causing criminal damage, Swistun proved to police that he is part owner of the business and the charges against him were dropped.

“At the end of the day, the building belongs to him so he can do whatever he wants with it,” police said.

In order to charge him with a crime “we would need someone to make an official complaint about the damage he caused,” police added.

Swistun, who also has other businesses, invested 60,000 pounds ($91,500) in the bar along with his business partner Colin McDonald, 59, just a year ago.