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Does he really think this is a better story to go with?

mensRoomLogo.jpgLast month we told you about Florida State Representative Bob Allen, who got busted for offering a cop $20 in exchange for the cop allowing Allen to blow him. Well the story is so much better now. Representative Allen says that he totally wasn’t there to engage in some man-love. No sir - he’s just a racist. Seriously, that’s the story he’s going with, claiming that he was intimidated because there were a lot of black men around:

“This was a pretty stocky black guy, and there was nothing but other black guys around in the park,” Allen, who is white, told police in a taped statement after his arrest. Allen said he feared he “was about to be a statistic” and would have said anything just to get away.

Meanwhile, a written statement from the undercover officer in question offers a slightly different version of the story. Officer Danny Kavanaugh says that he and two other cops were in the area, undercover, conducting a stakeout to try to catch a burglar. When they spotted Allen entering the park bathroom and behaving suspiciously, they came to the conclusion that he might be looking for sex, so Kavanaugh twice went into the restroom. The second time, he was in a stall drying his hands when he says that Allen popped his head up over the stall door:

After peering over the stall a second time, Allen pushed open the door and joined Kavanaugh inside, the officer wrote. Allen muttered ” ‘hi,’ ” and then said, ” ‘this is kind of a public place, isn’t it,’ ” the report said.
The officer said he asked Allen about going somewhere else and that the legislator suggested going “across the bridge, it’s quieter over there.”
“Well look, man, I’m trying to make some money; you think you can hook me up with 20 bucks?” Kavanaugh asked Allen.
The officer said Allen responded, “Sure, I can do that, but this place is too public.”
Then Kavanaugh said he told Allen, “I wanna know what I gotta do for 20 bucks before we leave.’ ” He said Allen replied: “I don’t know what you’re into.”
According to Kavanaugh’s statement, the officer said, “do you want just [oral sex]?” and Allen replied, “I was thinking you would want one.”
The officer said he then asked Allen, “but you’ll still give me the 20 bucks for that … and that the legislator said, “yeah, I wouldn’t argue with that.”
As Allen turned and motioned for the officer to follow him to his car, Kavanaugh identified himself as a police officer by raising his shirt and exposing his badge.
When Allen was being placed in a marked patrol car, he asked whether “it would help” if he was a state legislator, according to a police report. The officer replied, “No.”

(Hat tip to reader Ali for the link.)