Tavern owners arrested for running illegal mouse racing operation

May 30, 2011 7:55 PM

Tavern owners in Danville, Iowa, were arrested last week for running what authorities say is an illegal mouse racing operation.

According to the Hawk Eye newspaper in Burlington, undercover agents of the Sheriff’s office raided the place and found people betting on the mice. There was no indication the Daily Racing Form or Equibase were providing past performance lines on the race participants.

One tavern owner said he did not know what the problem was since he has been staging the mouse races for the past five years.