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Posted: 3/30/2009 4:23:23 AM EDT
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. While Shlomi and Harris were both arrested for felony aggravated battery, prosecutors this month declined to file formal charges against the combatants. Police records list Shlomi's occupation as "Marketing," but make no mention of his affiliation with the ShamWow or the Slap Chop,

sham wow
Link Posted: 3/30/2009 4:30:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/30/2009 4:30:35 AM EDT
Shamwow,Food Choppers,Hookers and Blow..

Only in America
Link Posted: 3/30/2009 4:31:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/30/2009 5:00:07 AM EDT
Why was he arrested? It looks like self defense to me.
Link Posted: 3/30/2009 5:09:09 AM EDT
Yeah, but the hooker is cute and a girl. I think that is dupe worthy.
Link Posted: 3/30/2009 5:11:01 AM EDT
who the hell kisses a prostitute?
Link Posted: 3/30/2009 5:12:03 AM EDT
"Soft enough to clean a hooker. Strong enough to strangle her."
Link Posted: 3/30/2009 5:28:48 AM EDT
Looks like she Slap Chopped his nuts.
Link Posted: 3/30/2009 5:46:00 AM EDT
Before he punched her, he yelled, "No, you pay me ten dollars!"
Link Posted: 3/30/2009 5:50:58 AM EDT
Guess she didn't like his nuts!
Link Posted: 3/30/2009 6:01:02 AM EDT
I wonder what would happen if you threw a shamwow into a lake.
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