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Texas drive-thru owner hired 16-year-old girl to dance in bikini outside business, police say

Juan Meza faces felony charge
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Posted at 10:59 AM, May 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-10 13:59:29-04

A Texas man was arrested for allegedly hiring a 16-year-old girl to dance outside his business, in an attempt to lure customers.

Juan R. Meza, owner of Mami Chulas, a drive-thru restaurant in Laredo, Texas, employed the girl and had her wearing a bikini and "dancing provocatively" outside the establishment, according to the Laredo Morning Times.

Meza, 43, faces a felony charge of employment harmful to children.

The Laredo Morning Times reported that the girl's mother saw pictures on Facebook of her daughter working at Mami Chulas. She then apparently tipped police off.

Clint Davis covers entertainment and trending news topics for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.