Albert Trummer, Apotheke Barkeep, Arrested For Fireball Stunt

06/14/2010 09:22 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

From The Associated Press:

NEW YORK — A barkeep whose flaming liquor show was featured in "Real Housewives of New York City" has been arrested for performing the fiery feat. Authorities say undercover fire marshals arrested Albert Trummer at about 2 a.m. Sunday after he set alight Apotheke's (ah-POH'-teks) bar top, where he had poured various liquors.

Chief Fire Marshal Robert Byrnes says the stunt sparked a "huge fireball." Fire officials say the flames created a danger for the dozens of people at the Chinatown bar.

The bartender was arrested on two counts of misdemeanor reckless endangerment.

The 40-year-old Trummer is described as a "cocktail artist" on the bar's website. He told The New York Times that he is a mixologist, not "a pyrotechnic maniac."

Watch Albert Trummer perform his fireball maneuver on an episode of "Real Housewives of New York City" -- which likely drew the fire marshal's attention to the pyromaniacal antics at Apotheke: