Drunk liquor store owner arrested after trashing own business, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn — Police arrested the owner of a liquor store in Memphis, Tennessee, after he had too much to drink, according to court records.

According to the arrest affidavit, Richard Coda, who is the owner of Coda's Liquor, was drunk and irate inside his business on Dec. 9.

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When officers with the Memphis Police Department arrived, they found him behind the counter. Officers said he was shirtless, had slurred speech and could barely stand on his feet. They could also smell alcohol on his breath.

While inside, officers said they saw multiple broken bottles.

For Coda's safety, police took him to the Memphis Mental Health Institute to detox, however, he was so irate that a nurse refused to treat him, according to the affidavit.

Coda was booked into jail and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

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