ShamWow Guy Arrested After Hooker Fight
Pitchman Shlomi allegedly punched call girl repeatedly
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2009 10:21 AM CDT

(Newser) – He may seem like a nice man with a magical towel, but Vince Shlomi—better known as the ShamWow guy—was arrested last month for punching a prostitute, the Smoking Gun reports. Shlomi, 44, told police he took 26-year-old Sasha Harris back to his hotel room and paid her $1,000 for sex, according to the arrest affidavit. Then things went sour.

Shlomi says that when he went in for the kiss, Harris bit his tongue and wouldn’t let go. Shlomi, naturally, punched her repeatedly until she surrendered his tongue. The bleeding Shlomi then ran to the lobby, and security called the police. When they arrived, Harris refused to go quietly. Both sported bruises and lacerations and stunk of alcohol. Both were arrested for aggravated battery, but prosecutors declined to file formal charges against either.