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Cops: Patron of Irish bar upset with Irish music, so she pulled fire alarm
By Josh Stockinger | Daily Herald Staff

Shona A. Lukes

 

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Published: 4/26/2010 4:48 PM

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A St. Charles woman was charged with a felony over the weekend after she pulled a fire alarm to protest an Irish pub's playing of Irish music, police said.

Shona A. Lukes, 25, of the 200 block of North Tyler Road, was charged with giving a false fire alarm, a Class 4 felony, after the incident Sunday at McNally's Irish Pub, 201 E. Main St. in St. Charles.

Police said Lukes fled after pulling the alarm about 7:06 p.m., but was arrested a short time later on the first block of South First Avenue, where witnesses identified her for police.

St. Charles police spokesman Paul McCurtain said a McNally's manager told police Lukes and a man were intoxicated and had been "complaining all night about the establishment playing Irish music."

Lukes, who appears to have no prior criminal history in Kane County other than traffic offenses, was being held Monday in the county jail on $15,000 bond.

Her next court date is May 14 in front of Kane County Judge James C. Hallock.