Stripper Tumbled From Balcony In Lap Dance Mishap

Cops: Woman fell attempting a "jump/dance move"


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Stripper Balcony Fall

JANUARY 2--A Cleveland stripper was gravely injured early today when she plunged 15 feet while reportedly trying to “complete some sort of jump/dance move” while giving a lap dance to a customer, police report.

Lauren Block, 22, tumbled from the second floor of Christie’s Cabaret around 1 AM, according to a Cleveland Police Department report. Block, seen at right, fell headfirst over a rail and suffered “major head trauma,” cops noted.

Officers initially thought that Block may have been thrown off the club’s balcony. But they subsequently determined that it was a bizarre accident.

While cops investigated inside the club, they were approached by Pasquale Storino, 25, who said that he was “receiving a lap dance” from Block when she “grabbed the rail…and tried to complete some sort of jump/dance move.” Storino, who said he was facing away from the balcony, added that Block “accidentally went head first over the rail.”

According to his Facebook page, Storino is a Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey native who attends Seton Hall University’s law school. He did not respond to a message left on his voicemail.

Witnesses told police that after Block fell from the balcony, “two unknown males fled the bar.” While cops were trying to locate the “possible suspects,” Storino spoke to officers and “said that they were on the 2nd floor and he was receiving a lap dance” when the accident occurred.

Police are not continuing to investigate the mishap. Block is pictured above in a Halloween 2012 photo showing her dressed as a Hooters waitress. (2 pages)