Neighbors call Pine Hills home a 'bootleg nightclub'



ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Neighbors are fed up with an Orange County home that deputies said is known to host wild parties that get out of control.

Just recently a party at the home spiraled out of control and six people were shot, one fatally.

Many residents who live near the home were too afraid to be identified when they talked to WFTV. They said the home on Charleen Terrace in Pine Hills is basically a bootleg nightclub that's up and running every weekend.

Orange County Sheriff's Office officials said they want to shut down the house, but it's tough to prove that there's a profit being made off the parties. Deputies said the home, owned by Dudley Taylor, has been on their radar for years.

"The onus is on us to articulate the different factors we need to take action," Capt. Jeff Stonebreaker with the Sheriff's Office said.

Most neighbors said they're fed up with the home and afraid of what could happen there.

"Had it been Isleworth or upscale neighborhoods, we wouldn't have to go through all of this," one neighbor said.

It's been tough for deputies to prove Taylor's parties make a profit. They said it's obvious the home and parties are a cocktail for violent crime. At least eight people have been shot during parties in the past two years.

Taylor was cited for operating a suspected nightclub in May 2013. Investigators said they found ads for parties posted online and in the community. Now deputies plan to step up their patrols around the home and coordinate with Code Enforcement to restore peace and quiet.