Fake Massage Parlor Inspector Demands Rubdown
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) A California man is charged with demanding a rubdown and $200 while pretending to be a massage parlor inspector.
Orange County prosecutors charged Edward Justin LaPorte with felony burglary and misdemeanor counts of impersonating a peace officer and firearm violations. The 47-year-old faces arraignment Friday in Newport Beach.
Investigators say LaPorte is a former police officer from Illinois. They say he was wearing a badge when he entered the Golden Spa massage parlor in Lake Forest on Jan. 31 and told the manager he was investigating a complaint.
Prosecutors say he then complained of back pain, and a masseuse gave him a back rub before LaPorte asked for a frontal massage, which was refused.
No phone listing could be found for LaPorte and court records don't list an attorney for him.