The fictional/nonfictional New Jersey strip club featured in "The Sopranos" television series was targeted again early Friday. Somebody smashed the glass front door of the Satin Dolls club, aka the Bada Bing in the hit HBO show. The incident at the club occurred between 2 and 5 a.m. EST, Lodi Detective Capt. Donald Scorzetti told NJ.com.
The Satin Dolls' Facebook page shows it was open Friday until 2 a.m., after an all-day, all-night New Year's Eve party. Nothing was reported taken. A cleaning crew found evidence of the break-in and called police. The perpetrator apparently was attempting to reach the safe.
This marks the second time in less than two weeks that Satin Dolls has been targeted. Two masked men with shotguns took about $30,000 from the club Dec. 21 at 4:43 a.m. They pointed the guns at three people, hit one of them and made them open the safe, the Cliffview Pilot reported. The men fled afterward and have not been caught.
It's unclear whether the two recent events are related, Scorzetti said.
In "The Sopranos," running from 1999 to 2007, the Bada Bing serves as the unofficial headquarters of the DiMeo mob family. Lead character Tony Soprano has an office in one of the strip club's back rooms.
The Bada Bing set was Satin Dolls, which is located off Route 17. The club advertises its "ladies will have you so excited you'll be singing soprano." It encourages customers to "party like America's favorite fictional mob family."
The recent crimes are no plot device, though. The police have urged anyone with information about either of the Satin Dolls events to call detectives at 973-473-7600.