Internet Cafe Bust
They've been officially closed since March... but that didn't stop one Gainesville business from quietly opening it's doors again.
Police raided an internet cafe located on Northwest 13th Street this afternoon.
"Gator Hot Spot Sweepstakes" had been under investigation for about four weeks by GPD.
The Crime Reduction Manager said new state legislation that bans internet cafes means that "Gator Hot Spot" had been operating in violation of the law.
GPD had received complaints about the cafe and obtained a search warrant.
"We are in the process of collecting a bunch of the equipment that's here, and we're going to return that to the judge and just confirm that's what been going on here has been illegal," said Lt. Will Halvosa.
According to Lieutenant Will Halvosa, around 30 people were inside the cafe when officials arrived.
No arrests have been made.
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