Trip to prostitute ends with a trip to jail for Punta Gorda man

FOX 4 Staff

Trip to prostitute ends with a trip to jail for Punta Gorda man

CREATED Aug. 29, 2013

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Punta Gorda detectives arrested a 64-year-old man for giving a false report to law enforcement after he claimed he was robbed Thursday.

Joseph Tremblay called police outside a Punta Gorda restaurant claiming two men had robbed him of $360 and his cell phone.

Detectives determined that Tremblay had been in contact with an adult escort service in Bradenton and had traveled to there to meet with a prostitute he had met through backpage.com.

Once there, Tremblay was invited inside. In what is believed to be a pre-planned set-up, the escort’s boyfriend attacked Tremblay, beating and kicking him, and subsequently stole his money and cell phone. 

 

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