Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s (LASD) Superspreader Task Force shut down two stripper parties in violation of pandemic restrictions just a week after they busted a swinger’s party in south central Los Angeles.
The first stripper party was shut down on Thursday night in the city of Commerce, according to KTTV.
The event on Jan. Jan. 14 was held in a massive warehouse and the sheriff’s department estimated there were more than 200 people present.
“This is the LA County Sheriff’s Department. You need to open the door and step outside. If you do not, you will be subject to arrest,” deputies knocked and announced.
At first, the partygoers refused to open the door when LASD knocked, KTTV reported.
But after deputies announced they would begin towing all the vehicles parked outside, the participants began filing out of the building in various stages of undress.
Deputies detained everyone who came out of the massive party and issued citations, as per the zero tolerance policy of LASD Sheriff Alex Villanueva, KTTV reported.
The inside of the building turned out to be an office furniture distributor that had put desks together to create a stage around a stripper pole and built a full bar to serve the guests.
On Friday night, the task force hit another stripper party at a small flower shop in the city of Bellflower, KTTV reported.
The partygoers were captured on news video footage exiting the back door of the shop in fishnets, thongs, and G-strings.
Some of the women were topless and few wore masks, KTTV reported.
TONIGHT: Last week it was a swingers party, this week it’s multiple large stripper parties. We once again embed w/ @LASDHQ as they break up “super spreader” underground parties during #COVID19, including one in a flower shop, another in a desk distributor business. 10pm on @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/331VXFWedN
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) January 19, 2021
Dozens of people sat on the curb while LASD deputies issued citations to everybody and passed out masks to those who weren’t wearing them, KTTV reported.
“Inside the flower shop, there were in excess of 50 partygoers, most of whom were not wearing masks,” LASD Captain Ed Wells explained. “All of whom were arrested and issued a promise to appear.”
The Superspreader Task Force has detained more than 1,000 people and issued citations in the past few weeks.
The deputies usually break up more than one illegal party per night, KTTV reported.
One of the events they raided was an adult-only, spouse-swapping swinger’s party in south central Los Angeles.
LASD said the attendees were mostly middle-aged, and more than “a couple hundred” of the partygoers were detained and issued citations for being there, KTTV reported.