A Florence woman flagged down a man driving on West Pine Street last Thursday and offered him sex.
The man was an undercover officer who seemed shocked that the prostitute didn’t see his police clothing.
From his incident report: “It should be noted I was wearing a blue hat with ‘POLICE’ on it and a black vest with ‘POLICE’ on the front and back.”
Still, suspect Valerie Ham waved him down in his unmarked police car and asked the driver if he wanted her to get in his car.
“What are you going to do?” he asked.
“Are you a cop?” she asked.
“Do I look like a cop?” he responded.
“No,” she said, laughing.
She then offered oral sex for $10, and he got out of his vehicle and arrested her for solicitation of prostitution.
The officer asked the woman why she didn’t notice all the police items he was wearing. Ham said she was “only playing.”
The cop wasn’t playing, and she went to jail.
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