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Barber Pole, Stripper Pole — What’s the Difference?

The Metropolitan Police in Orlando, Fla., got a tip: the Super Fades barbershop opened every Saturday night as a strip club, also serving liquor. Undercover officers went to the shop during the day and say they confirmed the allegation, not even counting the permanently mounted stripper pole in the middle of the shop. They went back on Saturday night, and sure enough, they say, they were able to buy drinks and see strippers, who went further than the law allowed. But owner Derrick Price, 42, denied it was a clandestine strip joint. “It’s customer appreciation,” he said. “I thank my customers for coming in and supporting me, that’s all it was.” What about the $10 cover charge? “I wasn’t taking money for anything,” Price insisted. “I take donations.” Unimpressed, police arrested Price, as well as an underaged girl who was among “many” strippers performing. (RC/WFTV Orlando) ...Day or night, Price was taking too much off the top.
Original Publication Date: 27 July 2014
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