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CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- Clarksville Police raided Theatair X this week and some of what officers say they found is simply too graphic to post. The business was also given more than a dozen citations.

Our cameras were rolling as police hit the door at Theatair X in Clarksville armed with blue latex gloves.

"Cameras aren't allowed in here, man," said a man behind the counter.

As Clarksville Police and the building commissioner headed deeper into the store, we were stopped and asked to leave.

"I need to ask you guys to leave with the cameras," said the man behind the counter.

The man behind the counter then looked at a monitor and pushed a button on the wall. Police said he was warning customers.

"It blinks a light, it sends a little notification that the police are here," said Det. Nathan Walls, with Clarksville Police.

The sign outside said "great products under 1 roof," but police say there is a lot more going on inside the adult store.

"There's people in there, you know, committing crimes, you know, indecent exposure and public nudity and things like that inside the open theater area," Det. Walls explained.

Walls said they also found several so called "fantasy booths" with holes drilled in the walls.

"They have holes and other means of access for one booth to contact another booth," he said.

Police said they even literally caught one man with his pants down.

"Gratifying himself in what is deemed to be a public area," Det. Walls said. That's why the business continues to be raided. "It is a social gathering place for people with the same type needs for people who are going there to hang out with one another and they're doing it in places that they are not suppose to be."

Meanwhile, during the raid, the man behind the front desk stepped outside the building and turned the tables -- or the cameras -- on us. He pointed his phone at us and even gave us the middle finger.

"We've had complaints in the past," said Det. Walls.

The business was given nearly 20 citations and police say there's no chance management doesn't know what's going on behind these doors.

"They absolutely know what's going on in those rooms."

Police say the raids will continue until the business complies with the law.


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