The male officers attended Darwin’s Humpty Doo Tavern after reports of a disturbance and were greeted by an enthusiastic group of women who shouted that the strippers had arrived and tried to pull their shirts off.
“The girls were in fine form,” Northern Watch Commander Louise Jorgensen told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. “They were most excited about the police presence.
“There were various shouts about how the strippers had arrived.”
Jorgensen said the men “nearly had their shirts torn off, but they managed to escape with their dignity intact”.
So, what about that original ‘disturbance’? Poor reporting, AFP journo!
BTW, imagine what would have happened if a bunch of female police officers who came to a ‘stag’ (bachelor party) at a strip-bar were assaulted, and almost had their shirts torn off. Would everyone just be laughing about it? Would female police commanders just joke, “The boys were in fine form”? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Double standards, as usual…