Fake massage parlor inspector pleads not guilty

AP News
Posted: Apr 01, 2011 11:47 PM
Fake massage parlor inspector pleads not guilty

A former police officer has pleaded not guilty to showing up at a Southern California massage parlor wearing a badge and a gun and demanding a free rubdown and cash for his "inspection" of the business.

Edward Justin LaPorte _ who is accused of posing as an inspector _ got a 30-minute backrub, police say. He then is accused of requesting a frontal massage and $200.

The manager of the Golden Spa was suspicious about the supposed quality-control check and called Lake Forest licensing offices.

LaPorte, 47, left when a real inspector arrived and started asking questions, police say. LaPorte then allegedly fled and was tracked down by his license plate number.