Monday, March 30, 2009
ShamWow guy arrested for fighting with a hooker
MARCH 27--Meet Vince Shlomi. He's probably better known to you as the ShamWow Guy, the ubiquitous television pitchman who has been phenomenally successful peddling absorbent towels and food choppers. Shlomi, 44, was arrested last month on a felony battery charge following a violent confrontation with a prostitute in his South Beach hotel room. According to an arrest affidavit, Shlomi met Sasha Harris, 26, at a Miami Beach nightclub on February 7 and subsequently retired with her to his $750 room at the lavish Setai hotel. Shlomi told cops he paid Harris about $1000 in cash after she "propositioned him for straight sex." Shlomi said that when he kissed Harris, she suddenly "bit his tongue and would not let go." Shlomi then punched Harris several times until she released his tongue. The affidavit, a copy of which you'll find here, notes that during the 4 AM fight Harris sustained facial fractures and lacerations all over her face (she is pictured here in mug shots snapped following busts in 2008 and 2005). After freeing his tongue, a bleeding Shlomi ran to the Setai lobby, where security summoned cops. Harris refused to cooperate with officers, who recovered $930 from her purse. "Both parties had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from their persons," police reported. In a brief telephone interview, Harris declined to answer TSG questions about her run-in with Shlomi, though she did say she is considering a lawsuit against the pitchman. Asked if she worked as a hooker, Harris declined comment. As seen in the below mug shot, Shlomi was also injured during the fracas and, court records show, was treated at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Has it really come to this ShamWow guy? I'm really disappointed in you. For a while I always stuck up for you, I defended your products over your arch nemesis Billy Mays products many of times. I thought your products were always better than his, and your pitch was always more clever and creative. But you threw it all way once you start laying the smack down on prostitutes. So I'm done with you and your products. I hopping on the Billy Mays bandwagon now. theLucky will now be endorsing all of Billy Mays products.
Billy Mays Blue Balls
Billy Mays Mighty Puddy
Billy Mays Kaboom
Billy Mays Orange Dub
Billy Mays Never Scrub
And the ultimate slap in the face to the ShamWow, Billy Mays Zorbee. Which is good because I always need to clean up a lot of jizz stains.