According to documents released on Friday, Florida Rep. Bob Allen, who was arrested in early July for offering $20 to perform oral sex on an undercover police officer in a public men’s room in Titusville, Florida, says he was in the room because he was afraid of black men in the park.
Said Allen: “I certainly wasn’t there to have sex with anybody and certainly wasn’t there to exchange money for it. This (undercover officer) is a pretty stocky black guy, and there’s other black guys around in the park that—you know! I said they’re around here, you ought to know about that.”
Another claim made by Allen shortly after his arrest was that he wanted to take shelter from bad weather, Fox reports:
“I said the building is safer than staying out here, so I went back in and I sat down.”
Allen claims that he went along with what the officer said because he wanted to get out of a scary situation safely:
“I went ahhh — I’m about to be a statistic. You catch all kinds of people, so a legislator is like whoa! You know, especially one that’s the (police union) guy of the year…this is too ironic!”
However, anyone who reads the affadivit and arrest report will note that Allen hardly seems unnerved by the situation.
On the right, a photo I dug up of arresting officer Kavanaugh putting the cuffs on a crack cocaine dealer.
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