Indiana state Rep. Phillip Hinkle has never read the news, or the Internet, or the writing on the wall that overwhelmingly suggests, “If you are a Republican lawmaker picking up gay hookers on Craigslist, you will be caught, naked and ashamed.” Hinkle ran into trouble after soliciting a gay Craigslist prostitute who balked during their encounter when Hinkle oh-so-casually mentioned he was a state legislator. When the hooker tried to leave, Hinkle grabbed him somewhere naughty to prevent him from going out before inexplicably offering the 18-year-old man his personal iPad, Blackberry and $100 (hottt gay mugging fantasy?). “Here are my bank records, my wife’s phone number, a few of my attempts at homoerotic poetry, a cellphone video of the Filipino guy who broke my heart last summer and my favorite photo of the Pope. Feel free to forward all of these things to the first newspaper you find on the way home.” Romantic! And so did Hinkle’s family eventually start to call this BlackBerry, looking for him?
The escort’s older sister picked the young man up at the hotel where the tryst was taking place after he called her telling her that he was scared. (WE WOULD BE, TOO.) Hinkle’s wife eventually started to call.
Megan Gibson said that on the drive back, she began receiving a series of calls on the BlackBerry, including one from a woman who said she was Hinkle’s wife.
“I was like, ‘Your husband is gay,’ ” Megan said. “And then she was like, ‘You have the wrong person.’ ”
Megan read her the email address: phinkle46 @comcast.net.
The line went silent.
“Just for a couple seconds,” Megan Gibson said, “and the first thing she said was, ‘Please don’t call the police.’ “
And then the rest of Hinkle’s family began calling and harassing and demanding proof of all the sexytime and offering money to keep quiet. What did we ever do with our news days before Craigslist? [IndyStar.com]
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