Bobbing for John
This is going to be the most innovative campaign for president ever.
Florida Rep. Robert “Bob” Allen, R-Merritt Island, was arrested this afternoon at Veteran’s Memorial Park on East Broad Street for solicitation for prostitution.
He is currently being booked into Brevard County Jail in Sharpes. The charge is a second-degree misdemeanor, according to police.
According to police, the park was under surveillance today by a detail of undercover Titusville Police officers. Officers noticed Allen acting suspicious as he went in and out of the menâ€™s restroom three times. Minutes later, he solicited an undercover male officer inside the restroom, offering to perform oral sex for $20.
Officers realized he was a public figure after the arrest.
Allen, as he was taken out of the Titusville Police Department to be transported to Sharpes, called the situation “a very big misunderstanding,” in comments to WFTV Channel 9.
“This is disgusting,” Allen said.
Allen was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000. Most recently he was serving as the chair of the House Committee on Energy. Allen was planning to serve as a House co-chair for Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign.
Considering John McCain’s recent money problems, I’m perfectly willing to entertain the notion that this was just a new and exciting way to raise campaign funds.
Thinking outside the box, as it were…