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Man pays for sex before posing as cop and demanding money back at gunpoint

By Mason White 3:58 PM June 23, 2014
Johnnie Shingler 

By: Devansh Dutt
A man had sex with a prostitute and then demanded his money back at gunpoint.

Johnnie Shingler is facing charges after he impersonated an officer while robbing the prostitute.

The 27-year-old of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was charged with robbery, impersonating a public servant and patronizing a prostitute.

Susquehanna Township Police said that Shingler answered an advertisement of a local website in which the woman was offering services as a prostitute. He went to a hotel located on the 4100 block of North Front Street and gave the woman $100 for her services.

When the two were done, Shingler displayed a handgun and told the woman he was a detective, while demanding she return the $100 he gave her. He then left the hotel.

Police located Shingler. During an interview, he allegedly admitted to the incident, according to police. He was arrested and taken to Dauphin County Prison, where he is being held in lieu of $10,000.