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The rubber-penis sting
A Florida cop arrests an alleged prostitute with the help of a rubber penis — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation
Fighting criminals with a plastic penis. Geoffrey Gove/Corbis
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Florida vice detective has used a rubber penis to arrest an alleged prostitute. Cops are forbidden to expose themselves during sting operations, so many hookers require clients to do just that. The creative detective therefore displayed a "rubber replica of a penis," and the woman's subsequent behavior led to her arrest.

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