Apr 9, 2013 6:01 PM by Heather Jackson
INGLESIDE - Several game rooms have re-opened in Ingleside. Just last February, San Patricio County Sheriff Leroy Moody shut down 45 game rooms that were operating illegally.
"I just seen them moving new games and stuff in," Theresa Ford, an Ingleside Resident explains.
Residents say several game rooms that Sheriff Moody shut down early this year are back up and running. Theresa Ford is talking about the game rooms located on Sunray road in Ingleside just up the street from where she lives.
"There are three on this road. Three altogether..There is another one further down on forest street on the right," Ford says.
Catherine Shusta who lives near the game rooms says her cousins are frequent visitors.
"They go all the time and she's like oh well...nothing happens they don't check nothing and I was like oh ok," says resident Catherine Shusta.
When I went to check it out the woman who appears to be working at one of the businesses, she would not give her name and told me to leave because it was private - members only. She then quickly escorted me out.
Shusta says even if the sheriff shuts down this game room again, her cousin believes it will only be temporary.
"She says oh it will be just for a little while and they will open back up. I don't know if it has happened before or she just knows the system...I don't know," Shusta says.
Sheriff Moody says game rooms are only illegal if they pay out cash. Something law enforcement official have to be able to prove before they can shut down an illegal game room.