ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The owner of Kilroy’s bar tent, Art Randall, says he feels a certain responsibility over the death of Waterloo resident Alfred Goodman the man who died when Saturday’s storm hit Randall’s tent outside Busch Stadium.
“It’s a horrid thing to digest, because of decisions I made in my life that added up to a time and a place for Alfred (Goodman) to arrive.” said Randall.
He says Alfred grabbed a pole when the wind started to sway. Randall says his son and some other people attempted to grab a retaining wire. He says his son was lifted off the ground.
Randall says the tent was properly anchored, but it doesn’t change his feeling for some kind of responsibility.
“I opened a bar and placed him in a point in time that he didn’t need to be.” added Randall.
Randall told KMOX’s Mark Reardon he constantly asks “why” and says “I wish I could change everything that occurred.” “I watched a lot of people I know just get beat all to hell.” “There’s nothing I wouldn’t do to change the course of events.”
He looks back on opening day: “I wish there had never been a forecast for rain on opening day, I wish I had never considered putting a tent up, I wish I could change that one ingredient that perfect storm of events.” said Art Randall.
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