Thursday, July 24, 2008
Duncanville doesn’t want Swingtown image
“Customers” of The Cherry Pit need to realize the owners are not defending you or your lifestyle, they’re endangering your life.
DUNCANVILLE I just finished reading the 19-page affidavit detailing the charges against The Cherry Pit owners and I’m physically ill. It’s more proof that the image of incredibly gorgeous people having romantic interludes with no consequences happens only on TV shows.
An informant describes five and six beds put together with couples having sexual intercourse in plain sight of well- everyone else and a hot tub with unidentified substances floating on the water.
The only treatment the informant saw for this hot tub was Cherry Pit owner Jim Trulock skimming the surface with a net and disposing of the “contents.” Yeah, I got ill again just typing that. People that attend these parties have to sign waivers saying The Cherry Pit is not responsible for any diseases you may contract.
I pity the person that’s gotten to the point that they can’t enjoy Friday night unless they’re willing to sign a paper that says “you may get AIDS if you take another step.” The best part? People are paying the club’s owners for these privileges, as the Pit’s pulling down a reported $10,000 a month in a residential area. And to think some of us work for a living.
Don’t even get me started on the large quantities of liquor and guns police found in the home Tuesday. Trulock told one party guest there were "No Trespassing" signs which the club owner said gave him the right to shoot anyone on the property he didn’t approve of. Alcohol, guns and a misguided sense of justice. I wish I had time to tell you the number of crime stories that began with those three elements.
I implore the “customers” of The Cherry Pit to think with their brains for a second. Jim Trulock and Julie Norris are not defending you or your lifestyle, they’re endangering your life.
And hey Jim and Julie, you had a good long run but the jig is clearly up. I don’t know what ruling you will eventually get in court but this evidence doesn’t help. I suspect it’s going to be difficult to find a judge that agrees our constitutional rights include holding swingers’ parties in residential areas. For right now, it doesn’t look like you’ll get to party in Duncanville anymore. The smart thing here would be to move on. Sounds like you can afford it.
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