Activist Caught In Hooker Sting Gets House Arrest - NBC 6 South Florida

Activist Caught In Hooker Sting Gets House Arrest

Former CRA member allegedly caught on TLC tape propositioning prostitutes

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    Vicente Thrower

    A former South Florida activist is under house arrest with an ankle bracelet after he was busted for prostitution -- and the whole thing was captured by "Police Women of Broward County" cameras.

    Vicente Thrower, 31, was arrested March 31 in Pompano Beach after he allegedly approached two BSO deputies posing as prostitutes in the 1400 block of Northwest 31st Ave., according to a police report.

    Thrower had proposed an oral sex competition and offered the undercovers $50, police said. When the fake hookers met him at his hotel room at the nearby Relax Inn, Thrower was arrested on one count of soliciting another for lewdness.

    According to the police report, once Thrower was arrested, he hinted at offering a bribe to one of the officers.

    "If you let me go I'll owe you," Thrower allegedly told a cop, before bragging that he was going places. "One of those days when you're a major and you need your budget approved, you'll have to come to me."

    If the arrest weren't embarrassing enough, one of the prostitute/cops was Deputy Erika Huerta, one of the stars of the TLC reality cop show.

    Investigators are reportedly trying to get the TLC footage, and a spokesperson for Pompano Beach said TLC isn't allowed to be filming in the city.

    "We never signed off on a film permit for "Police Women of Broward County," spokesperson Sandra King told the Sun-Sentinel.

    Thrower, who once worked as a strip club security guard, is already facing a trial on unlawful compensation and bribery charges.

    A former member of the Pompano Beach Northwest Community Redevelopment Agency and city's Parks and Recreation Board, Thrower was arrested in April 2010 on allegations he accepted and didn't disclose over $50,000 in consulting fees for supporting business deals involving the city and CRA.