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Vince Shlomi, ShamWow Pitchman, Arrested For Battering Hooker (VIDEO)

First Posted: 04/27/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:10 PM ET

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ShamWow pitchman Vince Shlomi was arrested on felony battery charges in Miami last month following a violent encounter with a hooker, according to The Smoking Gun:

Shlomi told cops he paid [Sasha] 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. The affidavit...notes that during the 4 AM fight Harris sustained facial fractures and lacerations all over her face.... After freeing his tongue, a bleeding Shlomi ran to the [hotel] lobby, where security summoned cops. Harris refused to cooperate with officers, who recovered $930 from her purse.

Harris is reportedly considering a lawsuit against Shlomi, though prosecutors "declined to file formal charges" against him.

Watch him pitch the ShamWow below:

And watch a slightly less-well-known pitch, the Slap Chop, below:

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Filed by Danny Shea  |