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Thursday, February 03, 2005

Police: Assistant attorney general mugged at Tampa hotel

Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. - An assistant attorney general was hit with pepper spray and mugged after he called an escort service to a hotel, police said.

Assistant Attorney General John Rimes, who works in Tallahassee, was beaten and robbed of about $500 on Thursday while staying at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore, according to a city police report released Monday.

The police report states that two women arrived at Rimes' hotel room late Thursday after he called an escort service for female companionship.

Police said Rimes had $200, but the women told him he needed more. He went to an ATM and withdrew $300.

After Rimes returned, someone knocked on his hotel room door. Rimes saw a well-dressed man through the peephole and opened the door, police said.

That's when the man used pepper spray on Rimes, beat him and took the money, police said. The women left, and guests who were affected by the spray called security, the report said.


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