Time to make the coffee...and turn a trick? We've heard of fast food workers using their job as a front to sell drugs, but this is a twist. A six-week police investigation called "extra sugar" in New Jersey has allegedly turned up a prostitute working an interesting corner: the drive-through window at a Dunkin' Donuts on Route 46. Last week Police arrested 29-year-old Melissa Redmond for offering Dunkin' customers a secret menu that puts the one at In-N-Out to shame.
The illicit business was uncovered after Detective Sgt. Kyle Schwarzmann says he got an anonymous tip. “She was a night time employee (working 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.), supposedly a very good one," he told the Asbury Park Press. So Shwarzmann got to live most cops dream: He started doing surveillance on the coffee and donuts emporium.
While watching, he noticed the alleged night walker go out to see customers in their cars, sometimes spending up to 15 minutes with them. “Sometimes I'd even see money changing hands," he said. Sometimes the cars would stay in the lot, and sometimes they would go elsewhere. But eventually the cops had to check things out for themselves, so an officer was sent in to act as an undercover john.
After Redmond allegedly listed her prices for services to the officer on two occasions, the "john" told her he would go get money and be right back. When he returned, he picked Redmond up, drove her behind the restaurant and arrested her. Dunkin' Donuts has not commented on the incident.