New Orleans Threatened By Transvestite Gang

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"Davis said it wasn't supposed to be like this. They survived Hurricane Katrina's Category 3 winds and the ensuing looters. They reopened despite the long odds of doing business in a devastated city. The last thing the Magazine Street shop owners expected to threaten their survival was a crime ring of transvestites....

The transvestites first appeared in March when they raided Magazine Street like a marauding army of kleptomaniacal showgirls, said Davis, using clockwork precision and brute force to satisfy high-end boutique needs."

Robyn Lewis, owner of Dark Charm fashion and accessories for women, represents the first line of defense for the Magazine Street shop owners. She is the first to see them come strutting in their pumps down St. Andrew Street, the bewigged pack of thieves who have plagued the Lower Garden District since May.

Like an SOS flare, Lewis grabs her emergency phone list and starts calling.

"They're coming," she warns Eric Ogle a salesman at Vegas, a block down Magazine Street. Ogle, who was terrorized by the brazen crew two months earlier, alerts neighboring Winky's where manager Kendra Bonga braces for the onslaught.

Soon every shop owner in the 2000 block of Magazine Street has been alerted.

Sarah Celino at Trashy Diva eyes the door, ready to flip the lock at the first sight of the ringleaders pink jumpsuit and fluorescent red wig.

Down at Turncoats, where the fashion-happy gang once made off with more than $2,000 in merchandise, store manager Wes Davis stands ready.

They're fearless, said Ogle. "Once they see something they like they won't stop until they have it. They don't care, they'll go to jail. It's really gotten bad. You know it's ridiculous when everyone on the block knows who they are."

The New Orleans Police Department investigated the Turncoats robbery but unless police catch a shoplifter in the act or in possession of stolen property there is little they can do besides take a report, said NOPD spokeswoman Bambi Hall.

“If store security states that someone took something, and then by the time we apprehend them they don’t have the property, then there’s really nothing we can do because it’s their word against the (suspect),” Hall said.

Lewis said she understands the understaffed NOPD has bigger priorities than to “catch a drag queen running down the street with an armful of clothing.” So the store owners created their own watchdog system unofficially known as the “Drag Queen Alert List,” a comprehensive phone roster of every business on the block with stars next to those who carry guns.



Drag Queens?
Posted by Connie, Soldotna Alaska on 2006-06-27 03:39:24
Perhaps ya needs some Kings to show that bunch how the cows eat corn. New O has had enough trauma to last a life time. Its appauling that anyone would do what these thugs are doing. They make me sick.
Posted by Doggy on 2006-06-27 06:54:50
If every phone number on the list had a star by it, that B.S. would stop in short order. If NOPD can't be everywhere all the time like the pols claim they can, you need to protect yourself with the best means at your disposal.
old school
Posted by john wayne on 2006-06-27 09:27:33
If every store loaded a shotgun with rocksalt, and let some one have it, they wouldn't come calling anymore.
Posted by Mr. Disaster on 2006-06-27 10:15:11
Don't worry, the next hurricane will kill off the transvestites. The shop owners will be fine, they survived before, they will again. Otherwise, just shoot the f*ckers! Dumbasses
Posted by Goober on 2006-06-27 15:45:31
Country boys would know how to handle the perverts. They would neuter 'em and send them to San Francisco
Straight guy!
Posted by William K. Saverine on 2006-07-22 03:42:24
It is idiots like this who give the homosexual population a bad rep! Not all of 'em are like that. I know -- have had to deal with a few in my past... and 2 kept me from going hungry! I was grateful.
Trash likes this needs to be loaded on a garbage scow and cut loose from the moorings, with 'em all chained in place!!
Posted by Sick on 2006-07-22 12:02:34
This type of thing is so irritating. I agree that all of the shopkeepers need a star next to their name.
Posted by Mike on 2006-09-24 04:50:13
Google preved rodnoy!
Ifn you neuter them
Posted by UpStateMike on 2006-10-04 14:58:59
you're just doing them a favor. Then they won't need to get the operation in Sweden.


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