July 27, 2006

REDEFINING SKULL (via The Swaddling Duck):

Warrant issued after dancer skips her court date in body-parts case (TOM HAYDON AND SULEMAN DIN, July 27, 2006, Newark Star-Ledger)

Linda Kay, a dancer at Hott 22, an all-nude juice bar on Route 22 in Union, was arrested about 1:15 p.m. Friday when officers investigating a report of a man threatening to kill himself went to the Diana Drive house in South Plainfield.

Police didn't find any man there, but they did find found a jaggedly severed hand in a mason jar of formaldehyde on Kay's dresser in her basement bedroom.

Officers also found six human skulls in another bedroom. Authorities said they suspect the skulls were purchased online, but police they were included as part of the criminal charge until they complete an investigation into how Kay obtained them. The Middlesex County Medical Examiner's Office was attempting to get fingerprints from the severed hand. [...]

Daniel Russo, owner of Hott 22, said reports about Kay have been good for business.

"We've gotten a lot of calls. Guys are asking if the skull girl is dancing tonight," Russo said. "It's too much. It's pretty funny."

The Duke lacrosse team is lucky they didn't pick on her.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 27, 2006 10:11 AM

All-nude juice bar? That's disgusting.

Posted by: joe shropshire at July 27, 2006 11:53 AM

"juice bar" is a term of art. It means a strip club that does not have a liquor license. It can show more nudity. Usaully those with liquor licenses are only topless.

The girls at a juice bar are usually of a lesser quality in looks.

Posted by: Bob at July 27, 2006 12:20 PM


You're scaring me.

Posted by: oj at July 27, 2006 12:34 PM

It's too much. It's pretty funny.

In what other field would it be 'good for business' for your employess to be arrested following finding dismembered body parts in their dwelling?

Posted by: Mike Earl at July 27, 2006 12:40 PM

Hott 22 is two towns over from me. If everyone on the site chips into a fund I'll head down and do some investigative research into what other evils might go on there. This research will be EXCLUSIVE to this site.

Posted by: Matt Cohen at July 27, 2006 2:30 PM

Why OJ? Beacuse I know trivia about alot of things? I went to a juice bar in 1991 as part of a bachelor party. One time is all you need. The girls were tired-looking and ugly. I understand why certain men go to them but not my cup of tea.

I know what blackjack is and what crank is and many other things that I don't do. So, thanks for the concern.

Posted by: Bob at July 27, 2006 2:36 PM

Bob, I seriously doubt there is any difference in the relative loveliness of the ladies. I think the difference is in the clarity of the eye of the beholder. However, we'll wait for David's report from the field to confirm.

Posted by: erp at July 27, 2006 4:29 PM

It's probably akin to the BYOB stip joints they had in Odessa during the last oil boom in Texas 20 years ago. No alcohol served, so they don't have to abide by Alcohol Beverage Commission restrictions, but you could buy a six-pack at the C-store down the street and come in (though beware -- or be fast on your feet -- if you go to any club that's sleazy enough to have a turnstile at its front entrance).

Posted by: John at July 27, 2006 5:09 PM


Wrong Cohen. But, a direct report would be great. Perhaps they keep skulls next to the footlights at this place. Or perhaps the girls use them as part of their routine.

Posted by: jim hamlen at July 28, 2006 12:41 AM

My apologies to both Mr. Cohens.

Posted by: erp at July 28, 2006 9:57 AM

I'm getting Inquisitor twinges here. Better throw her in the lake and see if she floats.

Posted by: Lou Gots at July 28, 2006 12:40 PM