Residents of Parker Street long suspected trouble was brewing at the Shrap Metal Tattoo parlor on the corner of Parker and Fillmore streets.
Their suspicions were confirmed June 13 when 100 law enforcement officers – city, county and federal agents – swept in and raided the store. Six people – employees and associates – were arrested and accused of selling machine guns and drugs.
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Now, the neighbors want the store evicted from the small commercial building it occupies. Here is a map of the area and a closeup view from FlashEarth.com of the parlor.
Neighbors say the parlor and its clients represent a verified menace to the community.
But the owner of the commercial building, Philip Delluomo, refuses to evict Shrap Metal.
Here is a look at the parlor and the Delluomo’s building.
Delluomo said Shrap Metal pays its rent on time each month and is one of his best tenants. He said police must prove its charges before he would take action against them. He also said he received threats that the building would be burned down if he evicted the parlor. Delluomo did not say who made the threat.