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No more "Lingerie Night" after kidnapping attempt at Appleton bar

APPLETON, WI (WTAQ) - A tavern in Appleton has ended its weekly "Lingerie Night" with scantily-clad bartenders.

That's after one of the regular customers of the Eager Beaver Bar reportedly tried to kidnap one of the women.

45-year-old Dennis Mitchell of Appleton is charged with felony kidnapping and a misdemeanor count of seeking prostitution. He was jailed at last word under a $50,000 cash bond, and he's due back in court Thursday.

Police said Mitchell approached the bartender this month as she walked to her vehicle. He reportedly tried putting a bag over her head. She yelled for help, and he ran away after neighbors responded.

Bar owner Christina Coon tells the Appleton Post-Crescent she decided to stop holding the "Lingerie Nights," and she took all mentions of them off the bar's Facebook page. She said it was done for the safety of the bartenders -- even though she called it an "isolated incident."

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)