Man tells police that prostitute was 'selling tomatoes'A man has told police that he was with a prostitute because she was selling him tomatoes.
The 39-year-old, from Dudley, was followed by police after they spotted the sex worker waiting for him in his Nissan Micra, The Mirror reports.
He was then stopped and arrested on suspicion of soliciting.
The married security guard denied the allegations in his interview, claiming that he was withdrawing £20 from the cashpoint so he could buy tomatoes.
PC Stacey Paterson of Walsall police said: "I've heard some excuses before but in the ten years that I have been a police officer I have never heard a kerb crawler covering up his crimes by claiming to be buying tomatoes.
"Our officers and the courts saw through his lies and the man has now been found guilty."
The man was fined £400 and ordered to pay £665 in costs