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It’s Spring Break Time down in The Sunshine State (Ah, the memories of our days as a vodka-lovin’ coed make us misty!), and for the first time in recent memory Joe Francis’ distinctive Girls Gone Wild (GGW) bus won’t be on hand to record every topless moment with Mardi Gras beads and a smile.

The company came to the beach looking to film videos of young women on spring break for its popular adult DVD series. Moments after rolling on to the sandy surf off Fort Myers Beach, Florida, a GGW film crew was unceremoniously booted from town at the insistence of local officials.

“I’ll have Lee County Sheriff’s Office remove you, not a problem,” said Fort Myers Beach Code Enforcement Officer Shane Hidle.

A promoter for the film crew, who would only give his first name as Doug, replied: “You gotta stick within your law and I’ll abide.”

Code enforcement officers say the removal had nothing to do with the company’s sexual videos. The official word is that the Girls Gone Wild bosses filed to obtain the proper paperwork to film on the beach.

“It’s only about the special event permit. We have no opinion about what they do,” Hidle explains. “If they’re wanting to do an activity on our beach that’s out of the ordinary, they need to go through the permitting process.”

Regardless of the reasons for the ousting, many residents who make their home in Fort Myers, Beach year-round were all too delighted as they watched the crew crank its engine and hit the city limits.

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