Police: Woman damages strip club with bat after refusing to pay cover

Shantel Jones (Willimantic Police Department)

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (NBC Connecticut) – A Louisiana woman in Willimantic visiting family for the holidays didn’t want to pay a cover charge at a strip club, so she returned with a baseball bat and bashed property with it inside the club, police said.

Shantel Jones, 28, got into an argument after refusing to pay the cover charge at the Ultra Violet Gentlemen’s Club in Willimantic, police said. She left and then came back with a wooden baseball bat, got inside the club and demolished the cash register and damaged other property with the bat, police said.

“This type of belligerent behavior is grossly unacceptable and will not be tolerated within the City of Willimantic.” Willimantic Police spokesman Stanley F. Parizo Jr. said in a statement early Sunday morning.

No one was injured.

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

Jones is due in Danielson Superior Court on Jan. 6, 2016.

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