ShamWow Guy arrested after hotel fight with woman: Smoking Gun
Ottawa CitizenMarch 27, 2009 9:45 PMBe the first to post a comment
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A screen image from The Smoking Gun website showing TV informercial actor Vince Shlomi in a police mug shot.Photograph by: The Smoking Gun, Canwest News ServiceOTTAWA — Television pitchman Vince Shlomi, better known as the ShamWow Guy who has been phenomenally successful peddling absorbent towels and food choppers, was arrested at a swank Miami hotel last month after a violent confrontation with a prostitute, according to a post Friday on the website The Smoking Gun.
Shlomi, 44, and Sasha Harris, 26, were both arrested, according to police reports.
According to an arrest affidavit, Shlomi told police he met Harris at a Miami Beach nightclub on Feb. 7 and took her to his $750-a-night room Shlomi told police he paid Harris about $1,000 and that that when he kissed her, she "bit his tongue and would not let go." Shlomi then punched her several times until she released his tongue.
The affidavit says a bleeding Shlomi ran to the hotel lobby, where security summoned police.
Both arrested for felony aggravated battery, but The Smoking Gun says prosecutors this month declined to file formal charges against the combatants.
Photos on the website show a battered Schlomi and copies of the handwritten police report.