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Man Claims Prostitute ‘Was Only Helping Him Buy Tomatoes’
Metro UK ^ | Friday 26 Jul 2013

Posted on 07/26/2013 2:40:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A man who was caught with a known prostitute in his car told police she was only there to show him where to buy tomatoes – and the cash he gave her was to pay for them.

Muhammad Ikhlaq, 39, was arrested by police on suspicion of soliciting while driving through Walsall in his Nissan Micra.

However, when he was pulled over after stopping at a cash machine to withdraw £20, which he had given to the woman in the passenger’s seat, he claimed he was simply driving around looking for fruit.

PC Stacey Paterson, from Walsall police, said: ‘I’ve heard some excuses before but in the ten years that I have been a police officer I have never heard a kerb crawler covering up his crimes by claiming to be buying tomatoes.’

Ikhlaq, of New Street, Dudley, was found guilty of soliciting on Wednesbury Road, Walsall.

He was fined £400 and ordered to pay £665 in costs by Walsall Magistrates’ Court.


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1 posted on 07/26/2013 2:40:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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I know this is the UK, but can anyone explain to me how “suspicion of” can be illegal?

So if renting a car in the UK and see a woman in the rain, give her a ride, and she is a known prostitute (unknown to me), I would be guilty of this crime?

Is the same true here in the U.S.?? I presume even prostitutes interact with people for non-work purposes occasionally, yes?

2 posted on 07/26/2013 2:44:46 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: nickcarraway

What kind of girl does one get for £20?


3 posted on 07/26/2013 2:46:57 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: SampleMan

Isn’t “suspicion of” what they say when they are arresting you? You hear people getting arrested on suspicion of murder.


4 posted on 07/26/2013 2:47:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Skanky drug addicted hoes.


5 posted on 07/26/2013 2:48:30 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
tomatoes

What kind of girl does one get for £20?

saucy ones

6 posted on 07/26/2013 2:50:09 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: SampleMan
I am not familiar with the ins-and-outs (so to speak) of the everyday lives of prostitutes, but I would have to say you're right.

They must have to grocery shop, visit the bank, pay the bills... perhaps even socialize with non-Johns.

Maybe it's like the whole "angles unaware" concept. You never know when the next person you meet might be a prostitute.

7 posted on 07/26/2013 2:50:46 PM PDT by TontoKowalski
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To: LucianOfSamasota

You’d have to consult craigslist for that.


8 posted on 07/26/2013 2:51:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: LucianOfSamasota

You’d have to consult craigslist for that.


9 posted on 07/26/2013 2:51:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Or 8 mile,and Telegraph Rd. LOL.


10 posted on 07/26/2013 2:53:29 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: SampleMan
This is the key factor:

As soon as the mention of money occurs (if it is being taped) or money changes hands, the 'act' has been contracted.
11 posted on 07/26/2013 2:55:41 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: GSWarrior

12 posted on 07/26/2013 2:56:35 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: bigheadfred

I’d think there’s a chance a saucy tomato lady might run the risk of getting Prego.


13 posted on 07/26/2013 2:57:10 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nickcarraway
This is the excuse I always use, too.

I always say, "She shows me tomatoes, then I show her zuccinni."

14 posted on 07/26/2013 2:57:42 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: TomGuy

So, when I gave a friend of mine $20, for the purpose of buying a pizza, you would claim I was guilty of soliciting a prostitute?


15 posted on 07/26/2013 2:58:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: SampleMan
So if renting a car in the UK and see a woman in the rain, give her a ride, and she is a known prostitute (unknown to me), I would be guilty of this crime? Is the same true here in the U.S.??

Yes. Seen people convicted of it.

16 posted on 07/26/2013 2:58:22 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

“Officer, recent scientific studies have shown how beneficial the Mediterranean diet is”


17 posted on 07/26/2013 2:59:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Joe 6-pack
I’d think there’s a chance a saucy tomato lady might run the risk of getting Prego.


18 posted on 07/26/2013 3:00:31 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: nickcarraway

At twenty quid I do NOT want to see any pictures of the prostitute!


19 posted on 07/26/2013 3:00:40 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: nickcarraway
So, when I gave a friend of mine $20, for the purpose of buying a pizza, you would claim I was guilty of soliciting a prostitute?

Pizza and sex. The oldest porn plot in the world. GUILTYGUILTYGUILTYGUILTY!

20 posted on 07/26/2013 3:01:23 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: TomGuy

Well, some act, but again I presume known prodtitutes engage in more legal transactions than not.


21 posted on 07/26/2013 3:02:59 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
You know, if she's on her periodic cycle, you will need a


22 posted on 07/26/2013 3:03:33 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: SampleMan; Lazamataz
Or you were having an affair with a teacher: wet bus stop, she's waiting,
his car is warm and dry

23 posted on 07/26/2013 3:03:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Lazamataz

You saw those cave painting in France?


24 posted on 07/26/2013 3:05:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yes, we have non tomatoes today.


25 posted on 07/26/2013 3:05:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
So, when I gave a friend of mine $20, for the purpose of buying a pizza, you would claim I was guilty of soliciting a prostitute?

Per the article, the woman is a 'known prostitute'. Uhhh, what line of work is your 'friend' in?


26 posted on 07/26/2013 3:07:25 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: nickcarraway

In a robbery they arrest on suspicion, but you are charged with robbery.

What criminal act was this man shown to have committed? If I hand you $30, am I de facto buying into your previous criminal enterprises?

Sounds like simple guilt by association.


27 posted on 07/26/2013 3:08:02 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe she was going to make some pasta puttanesca?


28 posted on 07/26/2013 3:10:58 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

“What kind of girl does one get for £20?”

The more important question is, what do you get from the girl?


29 posted on 07/26/2013 3:13:19 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: nickcarraway

Walsall in Suffolk County ??

My great grandparents were married there ...

Now its a Moslem country...


30 posted on 07/26/2013 3:13:31 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Joe 6-pack

not if she is on the Ragu


31 posted on 07/26/2013 3:14:45 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: Lazamataz

yeah huh


32 posted on 07/26/2013 3:16:23 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz
I believe him!


33 posted on 07/26/2013 3:16:52 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: nickcarraway

This having happened in Britain and all, I can’t help but hear an echo of “He’s just pining for the fjords” in the phrase “She was just showing me where to buy some tomatoes”.


34 posted on 07/26/2013 3:18:18 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: nickcarraway

Whoops I saw Wednesbury Road mentioned

That will be Wednesbury where my family lived..

another set of ancestors

thats Walsall in Staffordshire

My great great grandparents were married there in 1839...

Now its a Moslem country...


35 posted on 07/26/2013 3:24:50 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: nickcarraway

Should have told the cop he was trying to unload a couple of nuts instead of picking up a tomato.


36 posted on 07/26/2013 3:26:07 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: LucianOfSamasota

£20 converts to $30.77USD. Can’t be very good for that price.
Should have gone with the tomatoes instead.


37 posted on 07/26/2013 3:29:13 PM PDT by Rio
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To: LucianOfSamasota
What kind of girl does one get for £20?

One that weighs 300 lbs.

38 posted on 07/26/2013 3:34:56 PM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: nickcarraway

I still don’t understand why government thinks it has the right to interfere with short-term cash contracts between consenting adults.


39 posted on 07/26/2013 3:35:27 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: elkfersupper

Interstate commerce.


40 posted on 07/26/2013 3:38:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Maybe a tooth or two?


41 posted on 07/26/2013 3:40:37 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: nickcarraway
Kerb Crawler?
42 posted on 07/26/2013 3:45:43 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: nickcarraway
Interstate commerce.

That might be the exception, but it was designed to prevent government-to-government commerce interference (i.e. where one state would ban exports to or imports from another state over political differences).

43 posted on 07/26/2013 3:45:47 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: TomGuy

I was approached by a prostitute once in a Home Depot parking lot, she had two fresh shiners. She first told me that she was a prostitute and secondly that her pimp and had beaten the crud out of her the night before and taken everything she had.. She asked straight up for $5 for a bus ride.

She had made a lot of bad decisions in her life, she was about 60, but she was being straight up. I talked to her breifly about some options she might have and then I gave her $10 for the bus and for something to eat.

According to the police, I guess I was guilty of suspicion of soliciting a prostitute.


44 posted on 07/26/2013 3:54:08 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: nickcarraway

45 posted on 07/26/2013 4:00:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: TomGuy
So, when I gave a friend of mine $20, for the purpose of buying a pizza, you would claim I was guilty of soliciting a prostitute?

Per the article, the woman is a 'known prostitute'. Uhhh, what line of work is your 'friend' in?

It doesn't matter. According to GZ/TM prosecutors, if you "profile" it makes you a criminal. "Our betters" tell us that a person shall make no distinction between a sex worker and a nun.

There is only one conclusion from this. To stay legal you must avoid interaction with any woman who is alone, without her duenna. Interaction with a child is effectively illegal for at least a decade or two. Interaction between two men can be a crime since GZ/TM trial ("you shall not profile" and "if you see something or hear something, turn away and ignore.")

46 posted on 07/26/2013 4:40:35 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: nickcarraway

“I say ‘tomayto’, and you say ‘tomahto’ .... let’s go where I can get off.”


47 posted on 07/26/2013 4:41:18 PM PDT by mikrofon (Seedy Character)
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To: nickcarraway

Brings a whole new meaning to, “want some tomatoes from my garden?”


48 posted on 07/26/2013 4:49:17 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: nickcarraway

" I think vegetables can be very sensuous, don't you?"

49 posted on 07/26/2013 4:52:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

50 posted on 07/26/2013 5:01:03 PM PDT by wolf24
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