“Would You Like A Blowjob With That?” The Taco Bell Sting

When you think of fast food restaurants like Taco Bell, you tend to think of the cheap prices you pay for food you probably wouldn’t consider eating at any other point in your life. For some people in Fort Lauderdale though, to them Taco Bell means enjoying a crunchy taco with a blowjob on the side.

Man picking up a prostitute on the street

If you are left wondering just how you get an offer of a blowjob when ordering a meal from Taco Bell, look no further. Here on Escort Scotland we take a look at the sting operation at the Fort Lauderdale Taco Bell and just why they decided a fast food restaurant was the perfect place to go looking for prostitution in the first place!

A suggestive review

Exactly how this all started we aren’t entirely sure, but in a way it makes sense. Fast food restaurants bring a lot of traffic to one location, and if you are eager to cut down on the amount of clients looking for a street worker to have sex with, going to a busy location like that makes a lot of sense.

Well, one person has suggested that this could all have stemmed from a review that had been left on Yelp, which made out that you would get more than you bargained for on a trip to the Taco Bell at 1830 South Federal Highway.

The commenter wrote that “For anyone visiting Fort Lauderdale, I would highly recommend that they make sure to experience Taco Bell not only for the nourishment but also for an experience they won’t soon forget.”

This review from Washington definitely sounds a little suspicious, especially given the recent sting operation that has taken place there. After all, I don’t know what else could happen at Taco Bell to create “an experience they won’t soon forget”.

Undercover

As with many sting operations, it all started with a detective going undercover. They felt that this was the best method to get talking to the potential Johns and punters that might be stopping at Taco Bell for their tasty fries, and so the officer waited along the Highway in front of the fast food restaurant.

Of course, she wasn’t alone. Not only were there many officers placed strategically around the building to swoop in at a moment’s notice, but she also had some high-tech equipment on her to make sure everyone knew exactly what was going on.

She was fitted with a listening device to help those watching what was happening hear what the undercover detective was saying to the potential clients, and there was another detective nearby who was recording the whole thing on video.

However, things didn’t go entirely to plan. It seems that the video was recorded successfully but without audio, and the police report states that this was because of “technical difficulties”.

What happened during the sting?

The sting itself was pretty standard stuff, as the clients noticed this hot and sexy woman standing by the side of the road, and so wanted to see what her rates were. The undercover detective told them $40 for a blowjob and $50 for half an hour of sex, before pointing the guys to the back of the building.

While agreeing to the fee and pointing the punter in the right direction, the detective would issue a takedown signal to her colleagues, who would then arrest them in the back of the Taco Bell where he was hoping to get his end away.

Of course, all of the lights of the police presence made it pretty obvious to most people what was going on after a few arrests, so they decided to stop offering their half hour of sex at Taco Bell and instead took it to the Lauderdale BMW showroom. They then managed to pick up a total of 11 people “for prostitution or for soliciting”.

Seems like a pretty big number, but what has all of this achieved?

Street prostitutes in Fort Lauderdale

Tracy Figone, a police spokesperson for the Fort Lauderdale force, stated that “street prostitution is not a serious issue in Fort Lauderdale”, so why did they bother with the sting operation in the first place?

She explained that “proactive prostitution operations are conducted to prevent street prostitution from becoming an issue and to prevent more serious crime. Oftentimes street prostitutes are the victims of violent crimes perpetrated against them by ‘Johns’. Also ‘Johns’ have been targeted as victims of crimes by street prostitutes and their pimps.”

It seems that these stings are a pretty regular thing, and the police use the complaints of the public as well as other information to figure out just where the problem areas might be.

However, it seems that Taco Bell had no idea that their fast food restaurant was such a hot spot for sex. The staff were completely unaware not only of prostitutes working on the site, but also of the sting operation that took place there! So is it really that big of an issue?

Looking somewhere else

The reality about prostitution and sex work is that these stings will just make the punters and the sex workers more careful. They will look a little more cautiously into potential locations and will try to vet their clients more carefully.

Do these stings really make a difference? We’re not sure, but you can share your thoughts with us on the matter in the comment box below. Are stings the right way to deal with street prostitution, or should we just be accepting that it happens?

You could also see what others are saying over on the Escort Scotland forum and join in the debate there. Is there a better solution, or is this old technique for catching people out still the best way of doing things? Let us know and join in the discussion about this hot topic.

For now, I guess we’ll all just have to be content with a Taco Bell with just fries on the side.

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Lara Mills

Lara Mills is a writer who has four years of sex industry expertise behind her. Since she entered the adult industry, she has worked on the Escort Advertising forums, before moving into her current role three years ago.

Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.

In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.
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