FLORIDA – Just a quick pit stop.
A Florida bus driver is accused of trying to pick up a prostitute while on duty, WFLA reports.
Rodrigue Macharie, 43, was arrested in Sarasota County on Thursday when he solicited an undercover police officer working a prostitution sting around 9:45 a.m. on Tamiami Trail, according to WWSB. The bus driver, who works for the Sarasota County Area Transit shuttling disabled passengers to appointments, had 45 minutes to spare before his next pick-up.
“There was a period of disbelief when the bus pulled up and that it looked as if this was actually going to be a transaction,” said Sgt. Demetri Konstantopouls of the Sarasota Police Department.
Police said that Macharie paid the undercover officer $20 for an undisclosed sexual act, MyFoxTampa reports. He was arrested and charged with soliciting a prostitute.
Authorities clarified the location of the alleged sexual solicitation.
“He did not want to have the intercourse inside the bus,” Konstantopoulos said.
Macharie was placed on administrative leave pending further investigation.
Are things going well when you’re trying to get a prostitute at 945am? I have to imagine they are not going well. Also, it’s never a good sign when the police in Florida are in disbelief that someone is this stupid. Do you know how much stupid shit they see? I have a bunch of blogs that prove people in Florida are insane, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Speaking of just the tip, what’re you getting for $20? If you’re going to solicit a prostitute, at least go all the way. Get the honeymoon package and have yourself a day. After all, it’s only 945am. You have a full day of prostituting ahead of you.