Don Bauder 5:30 p.m., March 10
Remarkably relaxed and happy officers report on Lemon Grove strip club raid
Police psychiatrist report chalks "oddly cheerful" demeanor of investigation's point men up to "post-stress euphoria."
Police photo taken during sting operation.
Last night, the cops raided Little Darlings Adult Cabaret in Lemon Grove, making three arrests and promising many more, "probably after the club's Police Appreciation Month winds up at the end of September," said Lemon Grove Police Chief Bill Topay. "We'd like to thank the Narcotics Task Force for their exhaustive six-month investigation into the goings-on at Little Darlings," continued Topay. "Their tireless efforts, night after night, laid the groundwork for this dramatic and successful raid."
SD on the QT has obtained police notes on the morning-after statements filed by those investigating officers. A couple of notable items:
"At 8:28 p.m. on July 15, dancer REDACTED approached officer REDACTED and offered a private REDACTED with a Russian-style REDACTED to follow for an extra $50. 'And for $20 more, your partner can watch,' said REDACTED. In an unrelated incident, at 9:15 p.m., dancer REDACTED removed $100 from officer's wallet, which had somehow fallen out of his pocket. Officer did not perform arrest, in order to preserve undercover status."
"At 11:45 p.m. on August 8, dancer REDACTED approached officer REDACTED and offered to sell him a quarter-ounce of GDP X Purple Urkle marijuana. Transaction was conducted in accordance with NTF guidelines. At 9:22 a.m. on August 9, officer REDACTED awoke in the parking lot of Perry's Cafe, still in possession of his weapon and belt, but apparently missing his pants. Suggest investigating whether or not writing 'Poke the Pig' with a Sharpie above a police officer's naked buttocks constitutes assault."