Whispers in Paradise brothel?s cat stolen
By ALLAN McNEILallanm@gladstoneobserver.com.au
THE theft of a cat from Gladstone's legal brothel Whispers in Paradise is the last straw for the establishment's owner Rhonda Dawson.
After months of copping abuse from passing motorists and phone calls, Ms Dawson has contacted Gladstone police. Ms Dawson said the behaviour had been ongoing since the brothel's opening in January.
She added that in the first weeks of opening young local girls had been knocking on the door asking for work, but doubted they were serious.
'I just told them to get lost,' Ms Dawson said. Ms Dawson said she felt sorry for local teenagers who had nothing better to do than harass her.
'I honestly feel sorry for them that they haven't got anything better to do with their time than drive past and look at a building,' Ms Dawson said.
Recently the Whispers in Paradise staff were shocked when two people turned up asking to be shown through the brothel. However, when they were turned away they took Frankie, the establishment's pet cat.
'I have put up with the yelling and phone calls but now they have gotten personal,' Ms Dawson said.
'I just wanted to take this opportunity to let these idiots know that there are security cameras and I have their number plates on file.'
Ms Dawson added that the security cameras were not designed to spy on customers and would only be used to help catch people who were harassing staff and yelling abuse.