August 24, 2008
Bonita Springs, Florida (The Weekly Vice) -- Fausino Diaz Hernandez, a 40-year-old Bonita Springs, Florida man has been arrested and charged with soliciting a prostitute after offering an undercover officer 2 cents for sex.
According to the Lee County Sheriff's Department, Hernandez was nabbed during a three-hour undercover sting operation that authorities conducted in Bonita Springs on Thursday night.
According to investigators, Hernandez offered a female undercover deputy two pennies in exchange for sex Thursday. Sgt. Matt Chitwood of the Bonita Springs Community Policing unit said Hernandez also to offer the deputy other things in exchange for sex as well. Those items included cigarettes, lighters and a bicycle.
Officials say the operation netted 10 men altogether and defended the sting operation by pointing out that the officer did not dress in anything flashy. She wore shorts, a shirt and flip flops, according to Chitwood.
"The point of the arrest was that someone like Hernandez might harass other women in the same way he harassed the deputy," said Chitwood. "Who knows how many other people he's talked to or approached who were just citizens."
Authorities also say Hernandez is well known, uses multiple aliases and has been arrested 19 times in the past for charges varying from trespassing to open container violations.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
This story was posted more for the humor in it rather than making the bust itself a big deal. Imagine him digging in his pocket for something to offer, retrieving a rubber band, tootsie roll wrapper and a bottle cap. His offer wasn't far removed from that.
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