Infamous Strip-club Implicated In Tragic Death Of Dariusz Góral

A strip-club infamous for spiking the drinks of its clients has become implicated in the tragic death of 32-year-old Dariusz Góral. 

Dariusz, a married father-of-one from Kalisz, was in Wrocław on the 26th of March to meet work colleagues and clients from England. However just after 23.15, when the group split, Dariusz did not make his way home. 

After almost two weeks of searching for Dariusz, on Sunday a body was spotted in the Odra by a pedestrian walking along the boulevard near Hala Targowa. It has now been confirmed that the body is that of Dariusz Góral. 

The initial verdict of the coroner is that Dariusz died as a result of drowning. It is not yet known how he ended up in the river.

Local newspaper Gazeta Wrocławska claim to have seen ‘unofficially’ that Dariusz’s bank card records show he had spent money in one of the town centre’s infamous strip-clubs. Gazeta Wyborcza also report that the search for Dariusz revealed that he had been in the strip-club alone and used an ATM at around 3am.

It is not known why Dariusz chose to visit the adult venue; his friends say that he never frequented such places. It is suspected that he may have been lured into going by one of the promo girls on the street.

Of course, the strip-club may well have done nothing other than serve Dariusz a drink or two. However the seedy venue, owned by those behind Cocomo, is the same one that has had a history of scamming its clients out of thousands of złoty.

Countless reports over the years claim that the bar staff spike the drinks of their customers, then try to take advantage out of their disorientation.

This is typically done via card transactions. In some situations the client’s bill maybe enormously inflated. For example, a former employee of Cocomo has claimed that they were selling cheap Russian fizzy-wine for 1,500zł a bottle

Another tactic is to watch clients slowly type in their pin number and wait until they crash out. Then the bar staff can take the clients’ bank cards and max them out. There are even claims that a Norwegian businessman with a gold credit card was fleeced for a million złoty in such a club

After being on the receiving end of so much negative publicity, Cocomo have changed brand names many times. However its clubs across the company are still operating and seem to be continuing with their dirty tricks. 

Wrocław Uncut can reveal that we have received around half a dozen or so emails from men who have lost thousands at the hands of these infamous strip-clubs. Each and every one of them have explained the same story – that they cannot remember what happened and how they lost so much money.

On top of that, Cocomo and its various future guises have already been implicated in two deaths. In 2014, a man trying to get into Princess strip-club (formely Cocomo) was killed when a bouncer’s heavy handed punch did more damage than intended. More recently, in April 2017, a Turkish man mysteriously died in the Candy Club strip-club.

Wrocław City Council want to ban the strip-clubs from the town centre, but they have faced legal obstacles in trying to do so.  

Given the Rynek strip-club’s reputation for spiking drinks, there is naturally a lot of speculation about the possibility of Dariusz being another victim. The drugs could have been a factor in Dariusz falling into the Odra inadvertently as he tried to walk back to his apartment. 

The results of a detailed autopsy, expected in a few weeks, should provide clarity on this issue. 

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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