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Strip Club Fire Might Have Been Arson

Posted January 12, 2008

— The fire that destroyed a strip club last weekend might have been set, according to authorities.

A search warrant released Friday states that investigators detected a strong odor of gasoline following the fire at Pure Gold's Crazy Horse Adult Club in Clayton.

The fire broke out Sunday morning, and flames shot 50 feet into the air.

Investigators seized several items from the scene, including insurance enrollment forms, several checks and samples of carpet and soil, according to the search warrant.

The operators of the club were facing fines and a 10-day suspension of the club's license due to lewd conduct by dancers, state officials said. Other violations found during an undercover investigation included employees participating in sexually explicit conduct, drinking while working and ignoring a three-day waiting period before giving patrons club memberships.

Owners of the strip club have disputed the violations, and the club's lawyer was negotiating a settlement with the ABC.


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  • Evil one Jan 12, 2008

    Another line from that old time classic, "The Jerk"

  • clintoflannagan Jan 12, 2008

    The new phone books are here! The new phone books are here!

  • st295x98 Jan 12, 2008

    Someone wanted to collect insurance money in all likelihood
    4 million in profits last year. I'm sure Barry doesn't need the Insurance Co. money.

  • Evil one Jan 12, 2008

    A friend of mine went to one (not me), he told me the dancer had little flames on the tips of her funbags, it was the wildest thing I, I mean he ever saw. I wonder if this place fell victim to a little pyrotechnics gone awry.

  • Hip-Shot Jan 12, 2008

    Do ya think? ... The first thing I thought when I heard this strip club had burned down, before I read or heard anymore was, "Wonder who burned it down and why ?"

    I doubt it. Someone wanted to collect insurance money in all liklihood...and I don't think my higher power had that kind of an interest in the place. I would never frequent such an establishment, but to each his or her own. As long as they comply to all applicable laws and codes, whats the problem?

  • st295x98 Jan 12, 2008

    Humm . . A bar full of liquor(VERY FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS)and the owner torches the place with gasoline? c'mon that doesn't fly.

  • My-Humble-Opinion2 Jan 12, 2008

    I believe hat building is in Wake County, but I pass it on a regular basis and it has no business being here. You guys that live in Wake county here is your chance to stop it from being built again.

  • yukonjohn3 Jan 12, 2008

    I bet they have the construction crews lined up to rebuild.

  • atozca Jan 12, 2008

    Looks like a duck to me.

  • anonemoose Jan 12, 2008

    Steve Crisp, you mean your apartment had adult entertainment and it burned down?

    I hope you had renters insurance.