US Embassy Staff in Caracas Injured at Strip Club

Via the BBC:  US embassy staff hurt in Caracas strip club shooting

Two US embassy officials have been injured in a shooting after a brawl at a nightclub in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, police said.

The incident reportedly took place at the Antonella 2012 Club, a pole dancing bar in the Chacao neighbourhood.

The best part of the story is the explanation:

The US confirmed two of its embassy staff in Caracas were being treated for non-threatening injuries after an "incident at some sort of social spot".

“So, where did you go tonight, dear?”

‘Oh, it was just some sort of social spot.”

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  1. Stonetools says:

    No shortage of strippers in Venezuela , apparently….

  2. John Peabody says:

    “Out! Out! Dammed Spot!”

  3. PJ says:

    WHERE WERE THE MARINES!!!???!!!???

  4. mantis says:

    Worse than Watergate!

  5. John Peabody says:

    Were those strippers 18? Show us the birth certificate!

  6. rudderpedals says:

    I’m guessing the strippers got stiffed on their tips

  7. stonetools says:

    I think the Republicans need to launch an investigation into why Obummer didn’t send a Special Ops team, with C-130 support, to extricate our boys…

    OTOH, I’m not sure extricate is the appropriate word….

  8. Andre Kenji says:

    I don´t think that they were strippers. Strip Clubs are popular in a certain country in North America where prostitution is illegal, but they are rare in Latin America. Some brothels have poles or even striptease/live sex shows, but strip clubs only are relatively rare.

  9. Sam Malone says:

    Another day, another Obama scandal.
    Cue the outrage!!!!