Vice Unit Thorough In Probe Of Bikini Bar: "TAMPA - East Hillsborough Avenue is hardly innocent.
Drug deals are made next to rundown buildings, prostitutes barter for cash, and a handful of adult businesses offer erotic massages, pornography and scantily-clad dancers.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says there even is a place where men have paid women to straddle their laps and show them more of a good time than allowed by law.
They know this because some of those men were undercover deputies.
From February 2004 to May 2006, vice unit detectives watched erotic dancers expose breasts and genitals during 92 lap dances in the VIP room of Lil Tootsie's nightclub, at 5634 E. Hillsborough Ave., according to county documents.
Sheriff David Gee said the investigation was a response to numerous calls for service, including violence, drug and DUI arrests where the driver had been drinking at the club. The investigation comes at a price for taxpayers. In addition to the detectives' time, they spent $6,400 on drinks, entry fees and tips, Lt. Gary Ganey said. Records show that in a single day, detectives visited the club three times and spent $260."