Airport hotels are convenient for many travelers' needs. Fly-in
meetings, long layovers -- they are, in short, the convenience
stores of the travel industry. But a recent episode of
unpleasantness at the JFK Sheraton Hotel, near Kennedy airport,
proved somewhat inconvenient for five alleged male prostitutes who
police say were attempting to ply their trade at the New York
Apparently the alleged gentlemen of the evening got stung in an
NYPD vice enforcement division operation targeting male escort
services. The officer in charge contacted the service over the
Internet and arranged for escorts to entertain at a bachelorette
The men showed up -- including a 46-year-old guy clad in a
sequined cowboy suit and sporting a 10-gallon hat -- and
immediately got to work. The sequins came off, cash was exchanged
and all five were thrown in the pokey.
Police said the hotel had been picked at random and was totally
blameless in the matter. There was no word on the hat.