Ras Cates and Lizmixell Batista

She worked hard for the money. A judge has ordered the Miami Police Department to return over $19,000 its officers took from a stripper during a traffic stop.

According to the Miami Herald, police seized a cache of weapons from businessman Ras Cates during a traffic stop in May. His wife, Lizmixell Batista, was holding nearly $20,000 in cash during the stop.

Police seized the cash and arrested the couple. Cops even bragged about the arrest to a local news reporter.

But Batista sued the police department and showed proof that she earned the money legally as a licensed exotic dancer at the Cheetah Club in Miami, where Cates also works.

Lawyers for the couple said Batista made “significant cash tips" at the club.

The judge ruled in the couple's favor, saying there was no probable cause to take her money, and ordered the police department to return the cash pronto.

No word on whether the judge ordered the police to return Cates' guns.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Throws ass in a circle! 20,000 for dancing or is she doing something strange for change ??

  • NuBeauty

    …...smdh( sitting at my desk thinking....) "I'M IN THE WRONG BUSINESS" 20K....Go Girl, I ain't even mad or hating, lol

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Both ?????
    Mad I got morals ?

  • SpillyNillie

    Run those coins MPD!

  • Simone

    Mane if it's throwing that ass in a circle, I am clearly in the wrong profession and need to consider throwing my ass in a circle smh lol.
    Just wondering how long it took to get that 19, 000 though lol

  • Sid

    I’m glad they have to give it back. They thought they were going to get away with that one. Dirty pigs

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    glad you got your money back, girl.... maybe next time consider separate vehicles? or maybe moving the guns whilst NOT holding your earnings in the same vehicle. and why do y'all look alike?
    idk, y'all seem to be doing the most, but carry on, smh

  • SummerBaby

    I’m glad these folks got their money back.

  • SummerBaby

    Me too! ?

  • Kemi

    Justice was served! Glad the money was returned.

  • SummerBaby

    I scrolled back up & they do look alike. ?

  • FukkFolks2018

    Was reading this yesterday. They are still trying to get his guns back. Confiscated through an illegal search of his trunk but turned out to be 100% legit and legal. So he wasnt charged with anything. They did also find illegal 'scrip codeine syrup and weed oil. However those charges were dropped as well.

    Stop this shit police departments. Not everyone who has guns have them illegally like it or not. Far as the drugs he could have been charged with that but most likely not with very much.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yeah, i'm gonna need them to explain her job description And job 'performance' that resulted in such “significant cash tips” LOL!!!

  • Rayne

    Good. Give her cash back. You might not like how she lives her life, but so what!

  • Yoni7

    One time for the strippers winning! LOL So glad they got ALL their shit back! Now the cops are seething and set on revenge. They are about to make it their duty to find some way to get this couple back........for humiliation.

  • Logan Roberts

    They look like brother & sister to me ?

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Ok!

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Lmfaoo @ mad I got morals

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    This is why black folks in the shape they in will sell their dignity for some money

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    give her her money Chile ... smh

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This ??

  • Shaylove1975

    Cops do that all the time.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Brown skin, $$, and guns equate to illegality.

    Plot twist: all that chit was LEGAL LOL.

  • Rere

    sheesh, I need a new side hustle...lol

  • SummerBaby

    Cosign

  • FukkFolks2018

    PLOT Twist for folks entire AYS wont it? Lmaooo.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Pure said the money was covered in glitter. Like...

  • morenYAHdelsur

    “Black folks” or some dumbasses?

    Comments like this crack me up on so many levels.

  • nomika brown

    At the end of the day they had no business taking her money I'm glad she got her money back point blank period

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ???

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Like WTF .. ? did he read the write up.... Sandra where the fugg management at?... Clean up on aisle 3 sheesh

  • FukkFolks2018
  • Kimocha

    Good... I'm glad they have to return their money... You don't play with black folks money or it WILL be a problem!!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    RIGHT! LOL

    These types automatically jump to ‘we ain’t chit and ain’t gon be chit because of a few dummies ’ wth LOL.

    They may not realize it but that’s thinking like a supremacist ?????

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    She probably made that, in less than 30 days. 1k per night and at the end of the month, 30k in the safe. Can't knock her hustle.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Another reason they in the shape they in is because so many black People want to turn a blind eye

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    It's a troll blocked ... Fugg it. . I don't need management hell I see it....

  • cherrypie

    Okkkkkkkk

  • morenYAHdelsur

    To what exactly? Are we pretending derelicts don’t exist in ALL colors or what?

    Or are we pretending that the work of many is futile because of a few?

  • Quitedeliteful

    I definitely need to learn how to hustle! There were two guys in NYC passing out flyers for a strip club claiming you could earn 200 dollars for a few hours work on the stripper pole. I was like, do ya'll take grandmas????

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Good for them. Sorry, but I don't trust most cops. God only knows how many times crooked cops have seized money from people and not turned all of it in, keeping some for themselves.
    Glad they got all their money back.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    She's probably making a grand a night, and shes the reason black folks are in the shape we're in?? How so?

    I'm sure she's not on any government assistant programs and she is making plenty of money, doing what she chooses to do. So again, how is this the cause of black folks problems?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Exactly. Besides, I'm sure there are way more white women working the stripper pole nationwide than black women. SMH

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_
  • FukkFolks2018

    In the police video said they needed to pay bills with that money and had planned on depositing it. So a bill paying lady with a bank account. Sounds like she ok to me

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Right, cause I guarentee you that black folk problems, didn't come from a stripper.

    Whomever that is, is trippin.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ????

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Exactly! She's using her youth and looks, to build security in her life AND she's paying her bills. I don't see nothing wrong with it.

  • Vegas1989

    Girl don't do it...It's not worth it...

  • SweetTEE

    Good for her. Stripping ain't the best job but it ain't the easiest. I hope she is sending 1/3 to the IRS.. especially now that this case is all over the blogs.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Hey girl hey ??

    I’m glad to hear that they had proper documentation for weapons. And the lawyer and prosecutor both had good sense.

    But their guardian Angels definitely took care of them. They better tighten up on the other foolishness

  • Vegas1989

    You got that right. If not she is going to have to pay them BIG...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!

  • SweetTEE

    I remember when I got pulled over with my friend and her hustler boyfriend in college. First of the month and I had just got my rent money from the bank earlier that day. Cops searched the car and kept all of our money, rent money included. My young, dumb ass just let it go since I was afraid of the police. Smdh.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    You better go to another state other than your home state. You don't want your fam coming through the door getting all exciting, until they see you turn around...????

  • SweetTEE

    lol.. most of the strippers I know travel and only dance on the weekends for that very reason

  • Vegas1989

    Out here on the West weed is legal. They are about to start selling weed in 7-Eleven's....SMH...LOL

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Wow. And there's a good chance that money never made it to the evidence locker at the police station.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I don't blame them. You talking about embarrassing. Whew!

  • shelly

    So now she has to worry about the IRS who is 10 times worse than cops.

  • SweetTEE

    I bartended in 2 strip clubs and got embarrassed when certain people came in lol

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    ? Man, from one trap to the other.

  • SweetTEE

    Oh I'm sure it didn't. Now that I'm older, everything they did was illegal. They were just messing with us bc they knew the hustler and could never catch him with anything.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ROFL!!!!!

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    just joking yall lolllll .. just needed a laugh.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I was a bartender (never in a strip club) but I never knock how a woman choose to get her coins. Some bartending jobs, pay just as good as stripper jobs. You just don't have to remove your clothes.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    well you know, it's only 'Us' doing it, smh

    being pious and poor is Not a virtue; let folks live!

  • SweetTEE

    For sure. I made at least $200 a night working part time on tuesday and thursday. The atmosphere got to me eventually. Good times though lol

  • Coy little wink

    Say Liz...let me hold something...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Pretty much!

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    ???

  • Faux Gibbler

    Nah. She just has to make sure she pay taxes but she will have plenty of write offs.

  • Anunnaki

    Crazy, lol

  • HelloToni

    Good for her! Cops play too much!

  • Anunnaki

    My cousin said what city state u in..

  • IamAllnatural

    Lol at licensed exotic dancer.?

  • KcoolMuziq

    She resembles Kat Stacks(whom was with a whose who of an assortment of rappers) I wonder what happened to her?.

  • dru and neil

    They need to give her back the money she earned, not folks business how she earned it as long as it's legal. Technically they robbed her.

  • Malai

    ?????

  • Malai

    Strippers don’t already pay taxes?

  • CocoBabe88

    As long as she pays her taxes she'll be fine. Better save that money.

  • shelly

    They are independent contractors they have to file .

  • Connie

    Hopefully, her lawyer advise her on paying up

  • Connie

    Lol!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LMAO

  • Renee26

    Ok!!

  • Dowoop

    I didn't even know you needed a license for that.

  • Dowoop

    Shes about to get audited soon.

  • Fuk.U.Fuk.Him.Fuk.Her.Fuk.Yal

    If the police wont kill you they'll rob you.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shawty

    Hope they turned it in. Most of them confiscate money KNOWING the person will not come to claim it. Glad she did and hopefully they turned less than that in and got in trouble for it.

  • Shawty

    Nope nope...paying taxes on it today...giggles

  • Shawty

    But I'm sure they don't claim what they really made. I'm an accountant and I tell you, there are quite a few tricksters out here. What to claim ish they cant prove...lol

  • Shawty

    Uniforms will be the biggest one...giggles

  • Shawty

    And you could've gotten it back with your bank records showing you pulled it. Crooked ass mofo's. Sorry that happen to you!

  • Shawty

    Can't prove the amount of tips she received!

  • Shawty

    Hey you. Hope all is well.

  • Shawty

    Cracking up over here

  • Shawty

    Sorry to say but I'd like to see more than her mug shot. What kinda body do you have to warrant $19k in tips in a single night?

  • WutizstillHERE!

    In some states they do have a "Code of Ethics' that you must show proof of being legal age enough to strip...thus the license..a photo ID aren't always accepted because it could be forged and if the club is busted for underaged strippers their license to operate could be snatched.. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c27ab3a540974ecc3c2793a18662004ba8dca3e1a73aa587e6a70c256a90e29d.gif

  • Missy

    They look alike.

  • Quitedeliteful

    All is good, luv . I took a week vacay and gave my LOL finger a rest. LOLLOL!!!

  • SweetTEE

    Yea.. that was just a life lesson learned. I didn't have any business being with that no gooded n**** no way.

  • Shawty

    Hope you enjoyed it. Welcome back boo!

  • Shawty

    Each one teach one. He taught you something valuable. Look at it that way.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Thing about it is black folks seem to embrace derelict and thug culture go to any major black city or look at prison and murder statistics and you will see it’s not a few

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Because she is an immoral woman. What the price on your daughters ass I wonder

  • Hmmm~?

    You know they dicks was rock hard when they took that girl's money too. Bet they looking real stupid right now ?????

  • Hmmm~?

    Ain't no technically.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Oh shut up. Just make sure you're not having séx, masturbating, having ungodly thoughts or anything else before marriage, Mother Teresa.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    girl! LOL!!!!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Here’s true tea for you, and I mean this with love, BELOVED.

    As long as you only see the negative, you won’t be able to see the positive.

    Black people, in America and the world, are not the only people who participate in criminal activity. Also, not the only folks who glorify it.

    Consider Italian Americans and the mafia. Russians, Chinese, etc. have KNOWN criminal equivalents to said mafia.

    I’m not throwing the WHOLE damn ethnicity away because some are coons, wtf.

    Where’s your pride? If you’re one of us ?

    PS- NY and L.A. are CRAWLING with non black, non Latin gangsters!

  • Kayke

    It never said in a single night.

  • Sister Hazel

    Is the Cheetah in Miami like the one in ATL??

  • Shawty

    It didn't but one would think that because who in their right mind would carry that much money around from previous nights. I would like to think she'd put it up once she got home and only took out what she thought she would need for the day.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Tell me this you are correct we not the only one who glorify it and try to live it but ask yourself this question WHO IS IT HURTING THE MOST?’beloved!

  • Kayke

    I thought maybe she makes her drops every few days and was transporting a large sum to whereever. I know strippers that don’t deposit their cash because of cash reporting issues and evading taxes .... so they have large sums in places like safety deposits boxes and will often drop off on a Monday after a Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun shift. I could be wrong .... but unless she’s the only one working that night, I’m not seeing that amount as a one night grab regardless of her body.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Brick wall, shower curtain!

    I quit LOL ? I am not doing this with you ??

  • Shawty

    Understood...but I was saying leave it in the house, not put in the bank because we ALL know that kinda money will cause Uncle Sam issues.

  • Kayke

    They can’t audit your safety deposit boxes and people will run up in your house including the cops and rob you.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I thought so

  • Joy King

    If you're a stripper why do you need a husband. If I have to prance around naked for men to make money, then I'm definitely keeping all the money for myself. He sounds more like a pimp to me.

  • the chosen one

    I'll drink to that.

  • Queen B

    Im pretty sure it was drug and stripper money combined....aint no events popping in miami right now for no bish to mk 20k in one night and she damn sho aint carrying cash from the previous nights

  • Eileen

    The Judge used wisdom. She earned it and the police had no right to take itI like this...a stripper with some common sense1

  • sunni_daze

    19K is this for one night of work? Is this just from pole swinging or was ass being sold?

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Glad she got her money back, but her name IMMEDIATELY made me think of this:
    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTvH2T8NeWiEwtYuh9bnnU3JoAjEz5yr8egSQyslbGPD8H7euNs0w

  • Dowoop

    Doesn't mean she wont get audited though...They just gonna wait for her to slip up.

  • ShWa

    Glad she got her hard earned money, she worked for that money honey.

  • MythCalledLove

    IRS

  • MythCalledLove

    IRS

  • Malai

    Now that I think about it, my moms client claimed she only made $1,500 last month stripping (I was laughing so hard because my mom said if she only making that much stripping then she need to hang it up lol but anyway...) their investigator found that she had actually made upward of $30,000 because dumb-dumb put it on her Facebook ? now this a woman that’s getting benefits from the state!! She is only paying $50 in rent!!! so they definitely aren’t truthful about what they make and there isn’t always a way to prove it either... therefore, what ppl post on their FB and IG Is almost always used against them in the program...but sorry for her, she was kicked off the program because her posts were reported back to the case manager... all that flexing on the internet ain’t a good look when u trying to rob the state