When The Police Tell You You Have The Wrong Number, They’re Probably Right

Last Updated on: 10th July 2012, 12:50 pm

And now, today’s reminder to always make sure you’re calling the right person. Yes, police do like prostitutes, but not usually in the way you’re intending, Mr. Pimp Guy.

Police in Middletown, Conn., arrested a man and woman after the couple allegedly called an on-duty police officer and offered up a prostitute.

According to police, John Tosta, 41, mistakenly dialed an undercover detective with the Middletown Police Street Crime Narcotics Unit Thursday afternoon around 5:30 p.m.

The detective initially told Tosta he had the wrong number, but Tosta insisted that he believed he had called the same number the day before, and that the caller was looking for a girl, according to the arrest affidavit.

The officer, as any smart cop would, decided that this Tosta fellow wasn’t out of his mind after all and the two worked out a deal that would see him get a half hour with the girl for $100.

But it gets better.

Tosta called the same wrong number again with an exact meeting place, just like he said he would in the first call. There was a meeting, but there were more customers than Tosta and Lea Fuller (the 30 minute girl on offer) had bargained for. Oddly, all of these customers were dressed in police uniforms.

they arrested both after some running and struggling, and have charged them with various offences. At last word, both were being held on $10,000 bond.

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