A would-be robber met his match when he tangoed with the wrong cross-dressing hooker. Sixteen-year-old Rufus Bowman approached what he thought was a 6'1", 290-pound female prostitute in a pink halter top and pumps. However, that lady-of-the-night turned out to be Joshua Bumpus. When the pair went into an alley to conduct "business," Bowman pulled a pellet gun and tried to rob Bumpus, who wasn't having it.
Bowman shot Bumpus, who then "grabbed (Bowman) by the hair and beat him down. He beat the (daylights) out of him," says the Cincinnati prosecutor in the case. Several of Bumpus' transvestite friends joined in, while others flagged down a passing cop. "The cops said it was one of their more memorable arrests of their lives," says the prosecutor. Bowman pleaded guilty to felonious assault, and has been sentenced to three years in prison. Read the full article.