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It's a sad state of affairs in this country when even our favorite telemarketers can't stay out of trouble. Yes, that's right, 44-year-old Vince Shlomi, better known as the TV pitchman for the Shamwow and the Slap Chop, was recently arrested on a battery charge following a violent confrontation with a prostitute in South Beach. The apocalypse is truly upon us. From The Smoking Gun:

According to an arrest affidavit, Shlomi met Sasha Harris, 26, at a Miami Beach nightclub on February 7 and subsequently retired with her to his $750 room at the lavish Setai hotel. Shlomi told cops he paid Harris about $1000 in cash after she "propositioned him for straight sex." Shlomi said that when he kissed Harris, she suddenly "bit his tongue and would not let go." Shlomi then punched Harris several times until she released his tongue.

I know this is neither Pittsburgh nor sports related, but there's some odd linkage between the Shamwow and Pittsburgh. Maybe it's the fact that it's similar to a certain towel that gets waved at football games. Maybe it's the fact that Mark Madden mentions his affinity for it on a regular basis. Or maybe it's the fact that Vince's TV spots often pop up on ESPN. But all I can tell you is that this story showed up in my inbox in far greater numbers than any other story of late.

So other than the arrest, what's the more alarming part about this story: the fact that the Shamwow guy stays in $750-a-night rooms, or the fact that his TV persona looks like it could be his son? I don't know the answer, but all I can say with certainty is one thing: our REAL role model should be the legendary pitchman who hails from McKees Rocks.

ShamWow Guy In Slap, Chop Bust [The Smoking Gun]

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Anonymous said...

He probably told her "You're gonna love my nuts."

Why didn't he get a german prostitute? You know the germans always make great stuff.

Unknown said...

I don't think we should be looking up to Billy Mays. When he was on the Adam Carolla show he set he had a confrontation with Vince at the Super Bowl and revealed that Vince was rooting for the Steelers and Billy was rooting for the Cardinals and rooting for the Steelers was like "rooting for Vegas". He's a disgrace to everyone who has ever come from McKees Rocks.

Unknown said...

Spekainig of Billy Mays, he is going to have his own show called "pitchmen" on the Discovery Channel.

Anonymous said...

If Billy Mays goes against the Steelers then forget him.

Unknown said...

Oh my god what a horrible person first of all a hor really second in the slap chop commershal "your gonna love my nuts" omg third what a fake story if she wanted to cause him pain she could have done it a lot better the butting his tong forth dose anyone know why she got arested fifth why would she have bit his tong anyway sixth why did he pay $1000 he could have horton one for much cheeper seventh also in the slap chop commershal he says bikini creepy eighth if he beat her then why did he run down into the lobby ninth if she had a family that cared she probly wouldent be a hooker in the first place and finally tenth am I the only one noticing this or is the world oblivis to seeing the true side of this story.

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