Patron claims stripper's flying shoe chipped his teeth
A patron of an Indiana strip club is suing its owners after claiming he was hit in the face with a stripper's shoe when she performed a high-kick.
Jake Quagliaroli, 34, of Indianapolis, is suing PT's Showclub in nearby Lawrence after he was allegedly injured last month when the shoe struck his mouth and chipped four teeth.
"The strip club had a duty to protect its customers and it did not do that," Quagliaroli's attorney Syed Ali Saeed told News. "[They] need to make sure people are wearing the right kind of clothes and [that those clothes] are not flying off."
Quagliaroli was standing about 20 feet (7 meters) away from the stage when a dancer's shoe flew off during a performance, his lawyer said.
"He was bleeding [and] his front four teeth were chipped," Saeed said. "It was not a situation where it was a light tap on the face. It hit him with quite a bit of force. You can imagine the velocity at which the shoe must have come out when it hit him in the face."
Quagliaroli is claiming battery and negligence by the club and is asking a jury to grant him unspecified damages.