Woman Damages Strip Club With Bat After Refusing to Pay Cover: PD

A Louisiana woman visiting family for the holidays in Willimantic didn't want to pay cover at a strip club, so she forced her way in with a baseball bat and bashed the interior of the club, police said.

Shantel Jones, 28, got into an argument after refusing to pay a cover charge at the Ultra Violet Gentlemen's Club in Willimantic, according to police. She left, then returned with a wooden baseball bat and got inside the club.

Police said Jones demolished the cash register and damaged other property with the bat.

"This type of belligerent behavior is grossly unacceptable and will not be tolerated within the City of Willimantic," police department spokesman Stanley Parizo Jr. said in a statement early Sunday morning.

No one was injured.

Police took Jones into custody in the parking lot and arrested her, charging her with breach of peace and criminal mischief. She was released after posting a $1,500 bond.

Jones is due in Danielson Superior Court on Jan. 6.

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