Any “date” that starts at the Cutty Sark Bar will not end well:
Press Release: An Alabama man was beaten and robbed early Thursday evening after a local prostitute he developed feelings for set him up.
At around 8:30 p.m., April 14, deputies responded to the Cutty Sark Bar, at 3811 Mobile Highway, for a reported robbery.
According to the victim, identified as 50-year-old Danny Fountain of Summerdale, AL, he was visiting a prostitute, at a residence in the 800 block of Citrus Street, when he was attacked. He could only identify the prostitute by her first name of Terry and her nickname of âTeeâ.
Fountain told deputies that he was sitting in his vehicle waiting on the prostitute when he was approached by her and two black males. The two male suspects pulled him from the vehicle and began to beat him and demand money. During the attack, the prostitute directed the male suspects to look in Fountains shirt pocket for the money. One of the suspects reached into his pocket and stole $300.00 in cash, an ATM card and a driverâs license.
During the investigation Fountain was unable to provide deputies with any other physical description concerning the black male suspects. He did tell deputies that the prostitute had blonde hair and was wearing shorts. He said that he had known the prostitute for several days after picking her up on Citrus Street. He then admitted that he had developed feelings for her and thought that she cared for him. After this incident, he realizes that she didnât and had set him up.
âSolicitation of prostitution is not a good idea for a number of reasons. One risks the chances of arrest, contracting sexually transmitted disease or a fate similar to the victim in this case,â said sheriffâs spokesperson Deputy Chris Welborn. âFalling in love with our local prostitutes is certainly not recommended.â
Fountain, who was injured during the attack, refused medical treatment.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Escambia County Sheriffâs Office at (850) 436-9620 or Gulf Coast Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP.