Today in Florida: Man Arrested Picking up Hooker With Son

PhilHaney by PhilHaney on Mar. 11, 2014

Some dads take their kids to the park to play ball, some teach their children how to ride a bike. Daytona Beach, Florida father Patrick Williams takes his 4 year old son out for a night of picking up hookers. Williams allegedly drove down to a “known” area for prostitutes on Ridgewood Avenue where police say he pulled over to solicit a street walker that was actually an undercover cop- all with his kid in the back seat. Apparently brothels don’t have day care.



He has a pretty tight excuse though: Williams claims that "I never solicited in any way. She came over, offered everything. It's a big entrapment. Police sting." Plus, he says he was on his way to buy his son some toys and only pulled over to pray for the woman who he thought was a crack head. Seems legit: I like to go to the bad part of town, pull over, roll down my windows and pray for all the people in bad situations I see: Crack heads, prostitutes, ax murderers. It gets the blood flowing.


However the police claim that when the undercover lady of the night told Williams that she had  a room with a TV where the child could watch cartoons while they got down to business, he made a counter offer.  He would just turn around with his back to the kid so he couldn’t see anything sexual happening. When he pulled away to turn around, that’s when police arrested him. This could also be a good lesson for his son. He will teach him to tie his shoes, brush his teeth and keep his pimp hand strong.


Do you believe his story, or does it stink more than a hooker after a long shift on a hot Daytona night?

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WiseCracka84 User

You guys need to watch "Cops" more often, money doesn't need to be exchanged in most places - it's still solicitation.  And for those who think cops should go after the hookers, not the Johns, the hookers would go away if there aren't any Johns.  Or is this a "chicken or the egg" thing?

Bond1347 User

Although not a good situation, if money did not exchange hands there was no crime committed

zeuxis User

Even though in the Netherlands prostitution is legal I'm not in favor of legalising it. I just don't believe that any woman would become a hooker voluntarily. Studies have shown that half of the prostitutes are forced to do this work, and that most (if not all) of the 'voluntary' ones have a longhistory of sexual abuse in their childhood. However, police getting out of thjeir way to entice people and entrap them is complete bollocks. This is just an industry to get as many prisons filled up as possible. Prisons are still the fastest growing industry in the USA. Do you really want to start looking for more inmates?

ajgmazzieri UserTop Commenter

disease infested. lol

synweb77 User

Was she at least hot?

KCjoker User

Surprised liberals don't want prostitution made legal...they always claim a woman has the right to choose to do with her body as she pleases.

Ruff-Ridaa-433 User

police entrapping people. There was no sex for money there was no crime.

PineappleDouche User

I thought it was only a crime if you exchange money for sex

it_will_be_alright User

@Ruff-Ridaa-433  Money does not have to be exchanged. It's unlawful in Florida to solicit, induce, entice, or procure another to commit prostitution, lewdness, or assignation. There is no exchange of money required by the statute. Some jurisdictions might have a mens rea element (like the intent to commit the crime) required whereas it seems like in Florida it's just strict liability.

THX-1138 User

@it_will_be_alright @Ruff-Ridaa-433So how does it work if someone asks someone else to have sex with them?  Is that against the law?  If so isn't that a whole slippery slope (no pun intended)?  A guy and a girl seem to be getting along at some social gathering and one thing leads to another and the guy asks the girl if she wants to fool around a bit.  Is this solicitation of prostitution in Florida?

SauceMonkey User

@it_will_be_alright @Ruff-Ridaa-433 And that sounds like it could be abused with a simple he said she said a.k.a induce, entice, assignation. These types of stings prey off lonely people anyways. Should be going after the hookers not the johns. Let me restate they should be going after, thugs, murderers, heroin, meth, .....etc. Florida is a shot hole.