Bartender beaten by ‘unruly’ woman, police say

Witnesses: Woman was stealing drinks
Bartender beaten by ‘unruly’ woman, police say
Heidi L. Williams

A bartender was beaten by a woman who was stealing drinks and refusing to leave, according to a release from Madison police.

Police said the bartender at The Alchemy, at 1980 Atwood Ave., was punched in the face and stomach during the confrontation at about 1:20 a.m. Saturday.

Witnesses told police Heidi L. Williams, 41, was dancing around and stealing drinks off tables. When bar staff asked her to leave, she sat on the floor, police said.

Williams was arrested on suspicion of trespassing and two counts of disorderly conduct.