Man With Shotgun Arrested at Strip Club

Police say John Peloquin of South Hadley, Massachusetts, went to the Springfield club where his stepdaughter was working. He faces charges including assault and battery and malicious damage.

A man was arrested in Springfield, Massachusetts, after police say he brought a shotgun to the strip club where his stepdaughter was working Sunday.

Police say 51-year-old John Peloquin had asked a bartender to call him if a specific dancer was working. After he received the call and learned that his stepdaughter was there, he arrived and had a loud argument with her.

Peloquin was escorted outside, but threw a shotgun shell at the manager before going back to his car and retrieving the weapon.

According to Springfield Police, Peloquin smashed a window with the butt of the gun after employees locked the doors.

Local and state police stopped Peloquin and arrested him, finding shells and a small amount of marijuana.

Peloquin is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, assault and battery, threatening to commit a crime, malicious damage of property over $250, breach of peace while armed and other firearm charges.

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