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Investigation costs $6,000 in lap dances, drinks, tips
tampa10 ^ | 27-Sept-2006

Posted on 09/27/2006 1:27:50 PM PDT by stainlessbanner

Tampa, Florida (AP) — County records show Hillsborough County officers spent more than $6,000 for 92 lap dances, drinks and tips in an investigation into nudity and liquor law violations at an adult bikini bar.

The investigation spanned more than two years.

Sheriff David Gee says sometimes that's what it takes to get rid of problems.

Gee says vice detectives first targeted Lil Tootsie's nightclub after deputies responded to numerous calls ranging from violence to DUI arrests.

The agency recently asked county commissioners to revoke the club's special permit to serve alcohol.

Records show sheriff's detectives sought 41 misdemeanor nudity charges against 15 dancers at the club, but were unable to identify another 34 dancers.


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KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; club; dance; donutwatch; florida; floriduh; hillsboroughco; hillsboroughcounty; investigation; lapdance; strip; tampa; taxdollarsatwork; vicewar; waronvice; youpayforthis; yourtaxesatwork
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1 posted on 09/27/2006 1:27:52 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: stainlessbanner

Oh boy... this thread should get interesting.


2 posted on 09/27/2006 1:29:27 PM PDT by RedCell ("...thou shalt kill thine enemy before he killeth you by any means available" - Dick Marcinko)
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To: stainlessbanner

Some people have the best jobs...


3 posted on 09/27/2006 1:29:56 PM PDT by DonaldC
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To: stainlessbanner

I shoulda been a sheriff.


4 posted on 09/27/2006 1:29:56 PM PDT by Toby06 (Hydrogen is not a fuel source. Hydrogen is an energy storage method, like a battery.)
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To: stainlessbanner

Just doing my job!


5 posted on 09/27/2006 1:30:00 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: stainlessbanner; martin_fierro
Sheriff David Gee says sometimes that's what it takes to get rid of problems.
6 posted on 09/27/2006 1:30:18 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: stainlessbanner

"To protect and serve"


7 posted on 09/27/2006 1:30:34 PM PDT by somniferum (Annoy a liberal.. Work hard and be happy.)
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To: stainlessbanner
County records show Hillsborough County officers spent more than $6,000 for 92 lap dances, drinks and tips in an investigation into nudity and liquor law violations at an adult bikini bar.

That's not a bad price...where exactly was this place? :-)

8 posted on 09/27/2006 1:31:05 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: somniferum

Hmm.. maybe I just got that backwards.


9 posted on 09/27/2006 1:31:13 PM PDT by somniferum (Annoy a liberal.. Work hard and be happy.)
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To: stainlessbanner

I'm going to guess that some of the officers in Hillsborough County have really enjoyed their work lately...


10 posted on 09/27/2006 1:31:20 PM PDT by ken in texas (come fold with us.... team #36120)
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To: stainlessbanner

Your tax-dollars at work.


11 posted on 09/27/2006 1:31:28 PM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: stainlessbanner
but were unable to identify another 34 dancers.

Never saw their faces, huh?

-PJ

12 posted on 09/27/2006 1:31:50 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: stainlessbanner

...so that's why I never see police cars parked at Dunkin' Donuts any more.


13 posted on 09/27/2006 1:32:26 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Sling your arrow over here.


14 posted on 09/27/2006 1:32:40 PM PDT by OSHA (I am become OSHA, destroyer of beers.)
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To: stainlessbanner
"...but were unable to identify another 34 dancers."

That would require at least another $6,000.

15 posted on 09/27/2006 1:32:42 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: stainlessbanner

That's not too bad. I keep remembering the guy in New York who ran up a quarter-mill tab at Scores.


16 posted on 09/27/2006 1:33:14 PM PDT by RichInOC ("There is no sex in the champagne room. Oh, there's champagne, but you don't want champagne...")
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To: stainlessbanner

His lap is probably very sore. As well as other body parts unmentioned.


17 posted on 09/27/2006 1:33:21 PM PDT by Ben Mugged
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To: stainlessbanner

Only $6,000 for 92 lap dances? Sounds pretty low brow.


18 posted on 09/27/2006 1:33:47 PM PDT by Axhandle
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To: ken in texas
Yep, I think they were hard at work.
19 posted on 09/27/2006 1:34:36 PM PDT by daviscupper
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To: stainlessbanner

And these cops enjoyed every minute of it.


20 posted on 09/27/2006 1:35:16 PM PDT by Revel
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To: stainlessbanner
hahah funny funny until you have to deal with some of these weasels in your everyday life.

No connection here, I'm sure, with the Hillsborough County Deputy -- the one who was caught, at least -- who pulled a girl over and then knocked on her door later that evening (uninvited), having obtained her home address in the proper exercise of the authority he had been given. (gag me).

Nor any connection, I'm sure, with the sorts of guys who frequent tittie bars and happen to be Sheriffs and arrest a lady for sunbathing in her backyard, forcing her into the squad car and down to the police station without allowing her to get dressed.

Both these (and God only knows how much more) happened in Hillsborough County.

These guys are freaking morons.

21 posted on 09/27/2006 1:35:53 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("...peace is the result of victory...")
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To: Axhandle

$65 per lap -- not too bad.


22 posted on 09/27/2006 1:36:09 PM PDT by daviscupper
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To: daviscupper
"$65 per lap -- not too bad."

If you can get over the C-Section scars....

23 posted on 09/27/2006 1:37:18 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: stainlessbanner; eyespysomething
I can't believe they couldn't make this investigation last another six months.

Records show sheriff's detectives sought 41 misdemeanor nudity charges against 15 dancers at the club, but were unable to identify another 34 dancers.

LOL ... It's hard to remember during a lap dance that you have to look at the faces to ID them later.

24 posted on 09/27/2006 1:38:38 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan,)
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To: stainlessbanner

As reported in the Demoncrat St. Pete Slimes newspaper? by their resident 'atheist/queer suporting staff?'


25 posted on 09/27/2006 1:38:50 PM PDT by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: stainlessbanner

That's nothing...back when Houston implemented SOB (Sexually Oriented Business) laws, HPD undercover officers spent $250,000 trying to enforce them in "one" year...


26 posted on 09/27/2006 1:38:58 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: stainlessbanner

Quality, affordable lap dances should be the right of every American, not a priviledge for the wealthy few.


27 posted on 09/27/2006 1:39:12 PM PDT by Lekker 1 (("...the world will be...eleven degrees colder by the year 2000" -- K. Watt, Earth Day, 1970)
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To: Axhandle

About right, half was probably drinks. At $20 a dance that's easy to do.


28 posted on 09/27/2006 1:39:55 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Paleo Conservative
lol
29 posted on 09/27/2006 1:40:35 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: stainlessbanner
Click for pics of Little Tootsies. Warning total nudity!
30 posted on 09/27/2006 1:42:01 PM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: stainlessbanner
Sheriff David Gee.............."We still have free drinks on our membership card."

Gee whiz...
31 posted on 09/27/2006 1:42:34 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: stainlessbanner; Cagey; MotleyGirl70; Mr. Brightside

ELAINE: Anyway there's at least four of them, and they're all huge. And one is bigger than the next. It's like a Russ Meyer movie.

FRED: Who's Russ Meyer?

ELAINE: Oh, he's this guy who made these terrible movies in the 70's with these kinds of women. He's obsessed. He's obsessed with breasts. That's hard to say.

FRED: Anyway, go on.

ELAINE: Um... Well, there's not really much more to tell. He was looking for waitresses, and I went in to apply for the job. And, he looked me up and down and he rejected me.

FRED: (to a guy in the hall at the water cooler machine) Paul. Come in for a second. I want you to listen to this.

PAUL: (to Elaine) Hi.

ELAINE: Hi.

FRED: Paul, woman here claims there's a restaurant on the West side that's only hiring large-breasted women.

PAUL: (to Elaine) Really?


32 posted on 09/27/2006 1:43:05 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: stainlessbanner
but were unable to identify another 34 dancers.

Maybe if they had the girls in the line up turn around and bend over ?
33 posted on 09/27/2006 1:44:46 PM PDT by grjr21
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Tampa, Fla.= Reno country!

34 posted on 09/27/2006 1:45:39 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: somniferum
"To protect and serve"

Don't you mean to ERECT and Serve?

35 posted on 09/27/2006 1:49:02 PM PDT by JackDanielsOldNo7 (On guard until the seal is broken)
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To: stainlessbanner

I bet Hillsborough County has a pretty good officer retention rate


36 posted on 09/27/2006 1:52:09 PM PDT by verum ago (To the Islamofascists: As long as your beliefs have you live in denial, so shall you die of it.)
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To: stainlessbanner
Are they sure they have enough to convict?
37 posted on 09/27/2006 1:53:26 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: stainlessbanner

I think it's the police(dog shooters)that should be arrested!


38 posted on 09/27/2006 1:53:51 PM PDT by INSENSITIVE GUY
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To: evets
AAAACCCCKKKKK .... You are one seriously evil man ....

SHAME ON YOU !!! ;)

39 posted on 09/27/2006 1:57:03 PM PDT by Centurion2000 ("Be polite and courteous, but have a plan to KILL everybody you meet.")
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To: Ben Mugged
His lap is probably very sore. As well as other body parts unmentioned.

But you could never introduce that in evidence because it would never stand up in court....

40 posted on 09/27/2006 1:58:11 PM PDT by Wil H
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To: Centurion2000
We report, you decide.

41 posted on 09/27/2006 2:00:01 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: stainlessbanner

" deputies responded to numerous calls ranging from violence to DUI arrests."

So, naturally, when you are called to a violence report, it's standard police procedure to get yourself a lap dance or two while you're there and charge them to the tax payer. You know what? They're right. Someone's getting screwed.


42 posted on 09/27/2006 2:09:02 PM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com)
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Lil' Tootsies

43 posted on 09/27/2006 2:11:59 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: evets

Ackkkkk!


44 posted on 09/27/2006 2:15:35 PM PDT by cll (Carthage must be destroyed)
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To: in hoc signo vinces

Houston Fire Department has also been known to inspect for "violations" during the showtime hours.


45 posted on 09/27/2006 2:16:10 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: who knows what evil?

Oh, I think they are still Dunkin ... but not donuts.


46 posted on 09/27/2006 2:19:18 PM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: stainlessbanner
but were unable to identify another 34 dancers.

The line-up should've been of chest shots... head shots would've been useless.

47 posted on 09/27/2006 2:20:14 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: stainlessbanner
Records show sheriff's detectives sought 41 misdemeanor nudity charges against 15 dancers at the club, but were unable to identify another 34 dancers.

Much more research was required, I'm sure. Maybe they should require the dancers to wear picture ID.

48 posted on 09/27/2006 2:23:46 PM PDT by MediaMole (9/11 - We have already forgotten.)
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To: stainlessbanner

Need to be thorough.


49 posted on 09/27/2006 2:25:43 PM PDT by osideplanner
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To: stainlessbanner

50 posted on 09/27/2006 2:30:10 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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