March 29, 2009
Miami Beach, Florida (The Weekly Vice) -- Vince Shlomi, the 44-year-old pitchman for ShamWow and Slap Chop was arrested last month for punching a high priced prostitute who bit his tongue and wouldn't let go.
According to police, Shlomi met prostitute Sasha Harris, 26, while having a drink at a Miami Beach nightclub. He reportedly brought her back to his $750 per night room at the Setai hotel and agreed to pay her $1,000 for "straight sex" according to the arrest report.
Shlomi told investigators that when he went to kiss Harris, she suddenly "bit his tongue and wouldn't let go." Shlomi reacted by punching Harris, delivering a "Slap Chop" to the woman's face. He then reportedly punched her several times until she finally released his tongue.
Shlomi, who was bleeding at this point, ran to the hotel lobby where hotel security called police.
When authorities arrived, the Shlomi and Harris smelled of alcohol. Shlomi was bleeding from his mouth while Harris suffered multiple fractures and lacerations to her face. Both were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Investigators recovered $930 from Harris' purse.
Court records indicate that both parties were arrested for aggravated battery, however prosecutors declined to file formal charges in the case.
The full arrest report and Vince Shlomi mugshots can be found at The Smoking Gun.
The Weekly Vice
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