Imagine this… it’s 8am, you’ve just dropped your 8 year old off at school and picked up your 22 year old daughter for breakfast. While your daughter goes inside a restaurant to correct the breakfast order your wife, in the seat beside you, notices a woman waiving her arms as if in distress. So you roll down the window to see if she needs help and she leans her head into your car and offers her “services”.
Then, to add injury to insult, a few seconds later a bunch of cops rush your car, drag you out of it, and handcuff you for soliciting a prostitute. Meanwhile your wife is freaking out, and your daughter, returning to the car, screams!
Well, that is exactly what happened to Erasmo and Rocio Palacious in Chicago recently:
The Palacioses, of Chicago, claim the woman approached their car, parked outside ManoloÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s restaurant, leaned in to the passenger side where Rocio was sitting and asked Erasmo if he wanted oral sex for $20 or sex for $25. The couple laughed, realizing this wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t a woman in distress after all.
But within seconds, Chicago police swarmed the family car, hauling Erasmo Palacios out in handcuffs. He was charged with solicitation of a prostitute. His daughter, who had just run in to exchange her coffee for a hot chocolate, screamed, while his wife cried in fear.
Eight hours later, Palacios, who has no criminal record, was released from custody. And weeks later, charges against him were dropped.
Oh, but that’s not all. During the illegal event the family’s 1983 Mercedes was impounded and his wife and daughter were left stranded and even threatened with arrest as they tried to stop police from taking it. And now the city wants $4,700 in towing and storage fees!