Greenville prosecutor wants to close strip club

This screen capture from a WYFF-TV/NDN news video shows a reporter in front of Platinum Plus, a strip club in Greenville County that prosecutor Walt Wilkins is trying to close.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The prosecutor in Greenville wants to close a strip club where sheriff’s deputies have been called nearly 300 times in the past three years.

The Greenville News reported the records from the sheriff show that deputies have been called to Platinum Plus 282 times since the beginning of 2012.

Prosecutor Walt Wilkins has filed a lawsuit seeking to close the business as a public nuisance.

A woman who answered the phone at the business Wednesday would not talk about the lawsuit.

The sheriff’s records show deputies were called to the club 52 times because of a disturbance. Officers were called 49 times to investigate a suspicious vehicle.

A hearing is set Friday morning on whether to allow the club to remain open while the lawsuit goes to trial.

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Information from: The Greenville News, http://www.greenvillenews.com