This past weekend, one unfortunate bar-goer was the victim of a random and otherwise avoidable accident when a gun slipped out of the waistband of an off-duty FBI agent and discharged, hitting him in the leg.


While a gunshot is never an experience one wishes to have, at least some good has come of it. The bar, Mile High Spirits, has issued a statement following the incident that should prove to be of some creature comfort to the unidentified patron.

“The whole team at Mile High Spirits is praying for the victim’s quick recovery,” reads the statement, “and he’s welcome at Mile High Spirits to enjoy complimentary drinks forever.”

Not a terrible consolation, all things considered.

Read the bar’s full statement, and watch the video of the incident again, below.

“At Mile High Spirits, we pride ourselves on being a craft distillery with high quality products and an engaging customer experience, in a fun and safe atmosphere. It is shocking that the only shooting to ever occur at our establishment came about as a result of an FBI agent entering our distillery tasting room carrying a loaded firearm without our knowledge, in violation of our rules. As a result of his misconduct, one of our innocent patrons was shot.

“Our security team was able to execute a catastrophic event plan, ensuring, safe exit of all patrons in the establishment after the shooting. We are deeply saddened by the events that occurred and look forward to speaking with representatives of the FBI, so we can come to understand his presence and his need to be armed in our establishment. The whole team at Mile High Spirits is praying for the victim’s quick recovery, and he’s welcome at Mile High Spirits to enjoy complimentary drinks forever.”