Sunday, December 26, 2010

Battling 25 Strippers

Things are a little slow in my life at the moment. Christmas is over, but the insanity of New Year's has not yet begun. This gives me a chance to post on some of the oddball things that I've seen in recent months, but didn't have a chance to comment on here.

There are a lot of interesting stories on the internet. However, it's had to be more interesting that one that includes the phrase "25 strippers" in its headline.

For this beauty of a story, one has to travel back in time to February of 2006 and read a story about 25 Florida Strippers Nabbed down in Tampa. (No, I haven't been sitting on this story for almost 5 years. I came across it a few weeks ago in a Google search.)

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office arrested more than two dozen strippers in an undercover investigation. The women were allegedly involved in a variety of criminal activities, including cocaine peddling, prostitution, lewdness, exposure of sexual organs, and the improper solicitation of alcohol sales.

What really makes this story memorable, besides providing me with an excuse to say "25 strippers", are the booking photos that were taken of these women upon their arrest. Mug shots always provide a unique look at the human race. These certainly live up to that standard.
Stripper with Attitude

My absolute favorite one, though, is this one. You can't see her name on the paper that the deputies asked her to hold up. However, if you look closely at her hands, it's clear that she is taking this moment to let the world know exactly how she feels about the charges against her.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say this was neither the first nor the last time that this particular woman has had a mug shot taken of her. It's just a guess, though.

Anyway, the other photos and the rest of the story is available over at the Smoking Gun.


2 comments:

The Words Crafter said...

Wow. That's just sad....

FrankNemecek said...

It's sad. Like a traffic accident.

But just like a traffic accident, you almost can't help but look.