New Port Richey Police released information a prostitution sting that took place on April 1st, 2016 in an operation dubbed “April Fools.”
The sting occurred along the US 19 corridor in New Port Richey on April 1st at midday between 11:00 AM and 3:30 PM. Ten arrests were made while utilizing an undercover female police officer. Victor Cottrell was driving his Yellow Cab Taxi, police say, and Jack Cox was driving a “John’s Towing” flatbed tow truck, according to the release. John’s Towing appears to be a subsidiary to “Christie Auto Sales” in Holiday, FL. You can see photos of those arrested below. Some pictures may be unavailable and have been requested. We will add those photos when they are received.
Giocomo Terrizzi, 54 – Solicitation of Prostitution – New Jersey
Victor Cottrell, 67 – Solicitation of Prostitution – New Port Richey
Thomas Bing, 78 – Solicitation of Prostitution – Trinity
John Mule, 80 – Solicitation of Prostitution – New Port Richey