Police chief wants to end mobile strip club at Lions games

The chief of police in Detroit might be taking the Booty Lounge off the road, at least around Ford Field on gamedays for the Detroit Lions.

The Detroit News reports that police chief Ralph Godbee Jr. wants to see to it that the bus which allegedly serves as a mobile strip club isn’t doing business with the crowd outside the stadium. Recently, the Facebook page for the Booty Lounge showed two of Detroit’s finest posing in a photo with a dancer in front of the bus.

Ostensibly, it's an illegal establishment," Godbee said, per the report. "The same thing that would regulate that type of activity in a strip club would be applicable to that vehicle. We're going to police it very aggressively through our investigation.

"I'm appalled at this kind of conduct because we have families and children around. We need to make sure these events are fan-friendly for children and their families."

Godbee is looking into the matter and it could be that the Booty Lounge is nowhere near Ford Field when the Lions play at home again on Oct. 10. That night they’ll face the Chicago Bears in the first prime-time game ever at Ford Field.

Mobile strip clubs make the rounds from time to time at sporting events, so the Booty Lounge isn’t one of a kind. Sounds like it’s the kind Godbee wants to do away with though.

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