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May 12, 2005

Cops looking for house of prostitution raid the wrong place.


Key quotes:

The officers began searching through the rental house on Grady Drive that Petronella, a widower, has shared with his daughter and son-in-law since July. He figured they might be looking for drugs, or bombs, given how much protective gear they were wearing. But he wasn't worried, he said, because he didn't have either.

"I said, "This has got to be the wrong house, or the wrong people,' " he said yesterday.

And so, hours after the search of his home began, the retiree learned what the commotion was about: Police suspected that his home had been used for prostitution.

"I told them, "You gotta be kidding. I ain't getting any. Nobody else is getting any out of here,' " Petronella said.

State Police Capt. Al Della Fave's response?

"It happens," he said.

Here's what they did to his front door, which was ironically unlocked in the first place:


Full story here.
Via Obscure Store.

Posted by Dan at May 12, 2005 07:29 AM

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At the Blue Fox (in beautiful Portsmouth), they call this room service.

Posted by: Jim at May 12, 2005 07:49 AM

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