Party ends with birthday boy in jail
KINGFISHER, Okla. — A birthday party turned into an all-out brawl in Kingfisher County over the weekend. When the night was over, at least one young man was in the hospital and the birthday boy was behind bars for allegedly supplying minors with alcohol.
Scott Hajek says he bought an afternoon hangout in Hennessey called The Ranch Room to provide a safe place for kids and to keep them out of trouble.
Ask his opinion on the state’s new social host law and he says, “I think it’s a good law. I’m all for it.”
But Hajek just bonded out of jail Monday for allegedly providing alcohol to underage teens at his house near Hennessey.
Hajek says his family threw him a 51 birthday party at his home.
He says he went to bed when it started to wind down around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
He says, “Next thing I knew it was four in the morning and a deputy was dragging me out of bed and handcuffing me. It was scary when I got outside and seen kids from other towns I didn’t know there.”
Troopers and deputies ended up at the party because of a massive fight.
Justin Shimanek says, “It was just kind of a jumpin’.”
Shimanek says he went to the party to pick up a drunk friend.
He says that’s when a group of guys also showed up with a pistol and a bat.
There were some words exchanged and people started throwing punches.
Shimanek says, “My nose is shattered. Gotta have reconstructive surgery.”
He also says he has a bruised kidney, a concussion and injured ribs.
Hajek says he never provided any kids with alcohol.
He says, “They weren’t invited and I had no idea they were there.”
The sheriff’s report tells a different story. In it, an underage witness says Hajek encouraged him to drink.
Another says she wished Hajek a happy birthday while she was drinking.
She also told law enforcement she had been drinking on the property a previous time as well.
Because of the fight, Hajek could be facing a felony.
But he may not be alone.
Kingfisher County Sheriff Dennis Banther says, ‘We’re still investigating the fight itself and we anticipate in the future to file charges on the individuals involved.”