It's been part of the Detroit Lions tailgating scene since 2005, but police have now given the "Booty Lounge" the boot.
"I dance on the bus. Yeah, I make money on the bus. I'm not going to lie, but I like it. I like getting close to Detroit fans, to the people. It's like a family. You see the same people every Sunday," said Armani Knight.
The 30-year-old mother of two has danced on the alleged strip club on wheels almost as long as it's been around, walking away with nearly $1,000 per tailgate.
"They'll sit and talk with us. Some of them do get dances, some don't. I mean, they just sit and chill. It's something they see every single Sunday," Knight explained.
"We're not allowed to get fully naked," she added.
Scantly clad, Knight can be seen in images taken outside the black and red party bus, even with a few boys in blue. She claims the owner has a business licensee, the dancers have their cabaret licenses, and they have every right to be among the Lions fans.
"It's no different than anybody else who's hiring a bus for a bachelor party that's going up and down the streets of Detroit on a Friday night, Saturday night. What's the difference? Just because it stops at Eastern Market? Other buses stop everywhere, too," she said.
Detroit Police took an interest after a media report aired showing what was going on inside, fans forking over $10 for some adult pregame fun.
Last Monday, when the party bus was parked outside a bar at Detroit's Eastern Market, police showed up and ticketed the owner for what permits the owner did not have -- a safety inspection and a commercial license. The "Booty Lounge" was impounded.
Detroit's police chief has since launched an investigation into the booty bus, and the officers who appeared to be enjoying it.
"They've been doing the same thing since '05 that they're doing now. So now, all of a sudden, they're going after it. For what reason? I don't see. If it's a permit issue or license issue, so let them know what permit they need to get and what license they need to get. I know the owner of the bus will go and get it," Knight told us.
Detroit Police told FOX 2 that the "Booty Lounge" bus is still impounded. They say it will stay there until the proper licenses and inspections are completed.
WJBK-TV | Fox 2
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