-- Prior to their encounter with Canadian and American border agents near Buffalo, the three Afghan soldiers who went missing from Joint Base Cape Cod over the weekend stopped at a strip club, a local police chief confirmed to ABC News today.
"They were in Mashpee, Massachusetts, at Zachary's Friday evening," said Mashpee Police Chief Rodney Collins.
By Saturday they were at Cape Cod Mall, where law enforcement sources said they wanted to buy civilian clothing.
Zachary's Pub touts itself as "Cape Cod's only Gentleman's Club." The website says "We feature all-nude exotic entertainment, pool tables, Keno, full menu and $4 draft beer. We are open every day, with continuous entertainment from noon - 1 a.m. Couples are welcome!”
"Having military people in here is pretty standard and having people using passports is pretty standard," said club owner Richard Halpern.
Halpern told ABC News his employees notified him after the story of the soldiers' disappearance hit the local news.
"Cashiers, dancers and disc jockeys all called to tell me they were in here," he said.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said today the three Afghan men are now in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Batavia, N.Y.