Skinner, a retired salesman, said he was on his way to a 7 p.m. Bible study when an exotic dancer knocked on his door and offered him a free strip-o-gram.
The dancer, identified as Maureen Murphy, 25, told him a friend had already paid for the show.
When Skinner agreed to let her perform, Richard Adam forced his way through the door carrying a knife and told the man he owed $400.
Murphy and Leslie Talbert, 20, who work for Exclusive Review as exotic dancers, later told police that Skinner owed them money.
Skinner said he owed Talbert money for sex one time but not for a previous time when he said she fell asleep before they could have sex.
Murphy, who also owns an entertainment business named Bikini Assassins, told police he had "stiffed her" as well.
Adam tied Skinner’s hands behind his back and his feet with a lamp cord and telephone cord in the house, according to the police reports.
Skinner said Adam held a knife to his nose, eye and ear and said the pair needed to leave with money or a body part. He said Adam hit him in the face and cut the man’s foot when tying him up.
Murphy went upstairs to find valuables and returned with thong underwear and medication for erectile dysfunction.
Monday, March 13, 2006
BE SUSPICIOUS OF FREE STRIP-O-GRAM
John Skinner, 54, described as a "retired salesman," lives in Atascadero, Calif. His life recently got interesting. Very interesting. The Tribune of San Luis Obispo picks up the tawdry tale:
See what happens when you pass up Bible study for a free stripper?