No charges were filed after a man told authorities he overpaid an escort and that escort service refused to give him the change. A 911 call explained what happened at an Evansville hotel between two young men and the escort they found online.
The call made from a hotel parking lot late Monday night isn’t what many would consider an emergency. But for one man and his buddy after their evening didn’t go as planned, they called the police for help.
“There’s this page on the internet called “Backpage” and what it is escort service and sh**, you know,” the caller said.
The man admits to dispatch that he and his friend used the page to arrange a meeting between them and an escort service at a hotel on South Green River Road near the Lloyd Expressway.
“I don’t know if it’s illegal or not cause it was my first time and whatever sh** like that. It was on the internet, so I didn’t know if it was legal or not,” the caller said.
But the man certainly believes that a crime was committed inside the hotel, when he and his friend paid that escort for services rendered and they didn’t get any change back.
“I gave her almost $200 because I didn’t have no change. I said I want my money back and she said no,” the caller said. “Like the escort or whatever, she basically took all our money and she took all my money. She just basically pushed us out and she was threatening to hit us and sh**, you know?” the caller said.
Because they were pushed out, they wanted police to rush over and push their way in, and collect the amount, they said, they overpaid.
“She is still in the room. We left the room at the moment so we can show you or I can tell you the thing. We’re going back to the room right now,” the caller said in the 911 call.
There’s no word on if they got that money back. No charges have been filed.
Police departments occasionally receive some rather strange calls. One call made to the Evansville Police Department could top the list.
EPD says the call came around 10:00 p.m. last night on South Green River Rd. Officers say a man claimed to have overpaid an escort and when the man asked for his money back, she said “no.”
“Truth is stranger than fiction sometimes in a law enforcement career you will see a little bit of everything,” said Sgt. Jason Cullum of Evansville Police.
“There’s a page on the internet called ‘backpage’ and what it is, is escorts and **** you know,” said the man calling 911.
That’s something most people would not want to tell a police officer.
“It’s very rare that you get somebody that is that blatantly honest,” said Sgt. Cullum.
“I don’t know if it’s illegal or not. It was my first time or whatever and **** like that. It was on the internet so I didn’t know is it legal or not,” said the man calling 911.
“I gave her almost $200 and…because I didn’t have enough change.”
“I said ‘I want my money back,'” he added.
“She said ‘no.'”
“That doesn’t make you the victim of a crime that makes you the victim of your circumstances you created by your own actions,” said Sgt. Cullum.
So far no charges have been filed in the case. We did contact the female escort named in the report, but she refused to talk about the incident.