Okay, so it’s been more than a day since we first saw the story of the two women in St. Louis area who were arrested for flashing their breasts at an Illinois golf course on Monday. Here’s what we know for sure:
1) Alicia Binford, 43, and Shelly Lewis, 45 were allegedly for showing their breasts to male golfers.
2) Binford and Lewis were NOT playing golf according to police.
2) The original complaint was called in by someone who drove by the course (which is in a residential area) and could see the ladies flashing groups of golfers from a road.
3) The Madison County, IL Sheriff’s Department was called, observed the same behavior and promptly charged with indecency, but were later released on $100 bond.
What we don’t know is whether these ladies were amateurs or pros? You see, at BadJocks, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard of strippers uh, “participating” in golf tournaments. Based on our secondhand knowledge though, usually they women hired to “work” these events are . . . how shall we put this delicately . . . younger. Not that you have to be 19 to be an attractive stripper, but don’t most of the pros hang it up by their mid-thirties? (I’m sure some BadJocks reader with more extensive knowledge in this area will correct us.)
This is not to say that Ms. Binford and Ms. Lewis are not attractive women. At least one source is saying that Ms. Binford is the owner of the Binford Bar and Grill in nearby St. Peters, MO and–based on photos at their website–she and her friends (assuming it’s the same Alicia Binforda: please let us know if it is not) dress up in costume for parties at the bar and can be seen as Santa’s Little Helpers and Playboy Bunnies. It looks like a fun place.
So, we’re back to our original question: assuming the cops arrested the right two female flashers (another report says they nabbed the wrong pair of pairs) were they being paid to do this or were they just flashing for free? And if they were doing it for free, why? (Okay, we know why they male golfers would want to see it, but why would a couple of mature ladies risk getting arrested?) And also, would this violate some kind of ordinance against amateurs taking work away from union strippers?
Or is Illinois a “right to strip” state?