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Man Shoots Up Strip Club After Getting Kicked Out: Cops

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A man accused of trying to feel up a strip club dancer got touchy when he was kicked out of the North Carolina nudie bar.

After being forced to leave the Leather & Lace Strip Club for trying to reach inside a dancer's underwear, Mario Chavez, 33 allegedly fired 13 shots into the strip joint on Thursday.

“He told the bouncer that he’d done apologized to me and the bouncer told him that I’d done gave him a warning and he was going to have to leave,” the dancer, who wished to remain anonymous, said according to RawStory.com.

Chavez allegedly went to his truck, grabbed a .40-caliber Beretta handgun and fired it into the club.

When that gun jammed, Chavez allegedly went back to the truck and grabbed a 9 mm Taurus handgun. Investigators said he then fired seven more shots at the building and two more shots as he drove away, the Gaston Gazette reports.

The gunfire sent the 18 people inside the club into a panic. One of the bullets flew over two pool tables and in a sofa, MyFox8.com reported.

No one was injured.

Chavez was arrested a short time later and charged with 18 counts of counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, shooting into an occupied building and one count of sexual battery.

The suspect is currently in the Gaston County Jail on $1 million bond.

He said he can't afford an attorney because of health issues.

"I got a hernia. I will be seeking surgery,” he said, according to WSOC-TV.

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