There are plenty of sexually oriented businesses in and around Harris County. For the most part, they are basically harmless, unless you count failed marriages, sexual addiction and alcoholism. So, when one goes bad, and, as in this case, allegedly REALLY bad, the Harris County Attorney's office steps in to try and put an end to all the topless shenanigans.
In this case, Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has filed suit against the Houston Dolls Cabaret out in north Houston. It is alleged that the establishment is a hotbed of criminal activity including prostitution and the sale of drugs, as well as employing a worker under the age of 18. The suit claims Houston Dolls is a public nuisance, citing more than a dozen arrests and 22 warrants served at a raid in June, not to mention the more than 250 calls to the Sheriff's Office for this place since 2009.
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Back in June, we wrote about the raid:
According to a release from the HCSO, the raid Thursday night led to over a dozen arrests, including a Salvadoran man wanted for murder in his home country, and the confiscation of $25,000 in cash and more than 70 gambling device mother boards.
"The club can either operate in a legal manner or we will see that it is closed down," Ryan said in a release.
The suit seeks a temporary injunction against club owner Rankin Road Inc. They couldn't come up with a better name than the road the place is located on? If the club owners don't come into compliance and stop all the monkey business, a judge could order them closed down for one year. But where on Rankin Road would everyone go for their boobs, drugs and illegal gambling?