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Andeeee

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom

"A man has been warned after he dialled 999 to complain about a prostitute's looks after meeting her.

West Midlands Police said they were contacted by the caller who said he "wished to report her for breaching the Sale of Goods Act".

The force said the call was received at about 19:30 BST on Tuesday complaining that the woman was not as attractive as she had claimed.

Sgt Jerome Moran, based at Solihull police station, called the man back to offer some advice."I told him that she'd not committed any offences and that it was his actions, in soliciting for sex, that were in fact illegal."



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bi … m-22887138

Jun 14 13 09:19 am Link

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Naughty Ties

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Riverview, Florida, US

lol.....that's like calling the police to report someone stole your cocaine.

Jun 14 13 09:23 am Link

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Orca Bay Images

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Poulsbo, Washington, US

Naughty Ties wrote:
lol.....that's like calling the police to report someone stole your cocaine.

There have been news stories over the decades of people calling the cops when they got ripped off on drug deals. Baking soda for cocaine. Oregano for pot. And even the real thing, just shorted on weight.

I suppose in a way it shows they have faith in their police.

Jun 14 13 09:35 am Link

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Babalon Salome

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Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

lol

I bet the guy himself was the ultimate hunk.

Jun 14 13 09:40 am Link

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joeyk

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Seminole, Florida, US

Babalon Salome wrote:
lol

I bet the guy himself was the ultimate hunk.

Which is exactly why he was going to pay for it...lol

Jun 14 13 09:41 am Link

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WR Photographics

Posts: 1432

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

"The Sale of Goods Act 1979 gives consumers legal rights, stipulating goods which are sold must be of satisfactory quality, be fit for purpose and must match the seller's description."

The lady is selling sex. Unless she is lying about her gender, her "goods" are pretty much guaranteed to be what is required.

Jun 14 13 11:58 am Link

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John Jebbia

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Phoenix, Arizona, US

Naughty Ties wrote:
lol.....that's like calling the police to report someone stole your cocaine.

What about calling them for crappy cocaine?

Jun 14 13 12:01 pm Link

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studio36uk

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Tavai, Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

See, his problem was in calling the police. He should have called Trading Standards. [in the US that would be, like, Consumer Protection]

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Jun 14 13 12:20 pm Link

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SandraT

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London, England, United Kingdom

Always thought people who found it a good idea to pay for sex had to be cut a bit short on brain cells. Can this be valued legit confirmation? big_smile

Jun 14 13 01:44 pm Link

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SteeringWinds

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Williamsburg, Virginia, US

Naughty Ties wrote:
lol.....that's like calling the police to report someone stole your cocaine.

Interesting point now that marijuana is legal in Colorado.  I wonder what legal recourse someone would have if your weed was stolen?  If it's legal (according to state law) to possess, and you can place a value on it, could someone be charged with grand larceny if they steal steal enough weed to break the value threshold of GL?

Jun 15 13 06:07 pm Link

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Caperucita Roja

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

It didn't surprise me this happened in Birmingham tongue *sigh*

Jun 15 13 06:09 pm Link

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Naughty Ties

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Riverview, Florida, US

SteeringWinds wrote:

Interesting point now that marijuana is legal in Colorado.  I wonder what legal recourse someone would have if your weed was stolen?  If it's legal (according to state law) to possess, and you can place a value on it, could someone be charged with grand larceny if they steal steal enough weed to break the value threshold of GL?

I'd like to see how the first instance of that plays out because you KNOW somebody is eventually going to file a suit over bad or stolen weed. What a can of worms that could turn out to be if people start suing over bad pot or pot that didn't give them the high they wanted. The lawyers would have a field day.  lol

Jun 15 13 06:18 pm Link

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BrooklynHill

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Los Angeles, California, US

joeyk wrote:

Which is exactly why he was going to pay for it...lol

How a person looks does not equate to why they would pay for sex.  As someone famously said, "I don't pay them for sex, I pay them to leave."

Jun 16 13 03:27 am Link

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JadeDRed

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London, England, United Kingdom

WR Photographics wrote:
"The Sale of Goods Act 1979 gives consumers legal rights, stipulating goods which are sold must be of satisfactory quality, be fit for purpose and must match the seller's description."

The lady is selling sex. Unless she is lying about her gender, her "goods" are pretty much guaranteed to be what is required.

A women is not "goods", she is selling a service.

Jun 16 13 04:50 am Link

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Virtual Studio

Posts: 6122

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Caperucita Roja wrote:
It didn't surprise me this happened in Birmingham tongue *sigh*

Yeah - there are a LOT of ugly hookers in Birmingham.

Selly Oak.

Jun 16 13 05:06 am Link

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Virtual Studio

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

JadeDRed wrote:

A women is not "goods", she is selling a service.

Quite right. It's the Trade Descriptions Act which applies here.

Jun 16 13 05:14 am Link