VIDEO: Man filmed trying to sell sex act for £40 in Burnley car park

Blackburn Citizen: Terry Hartley, 26, from Colne, was approached by the man after he had parked just off Briercliffe Road Terry Hartley, 26, from Colne, was approached by the man after he had parked just off Briercliffe Road

COMMUNITY leaders have slammed a man who was filmed trying to sell a sex act for £40 to a motorist in a Burnley car park.

Terry Hartley, 26, from Colne, was approached by the man after he had parked just off Briercliffe Road on his way to work at Tattitude.

The middle-aged man, who spoke with a Merseyside accent, asked if he would pay £40 to receive a sex act from a woman stood nearby.

Talking to Mr Hartley through his open car window, the man said: “For £40, right now. Do you want to do it or not? I’ll wait over there. She will do it for you right now.

“She has the best body in Burnley.”

Mr Hartley told the man, who was drinking from a can of strong lager: “Are you mad? You have got beer goggles on.

“It’s 9.30am and you’re on the Special Brew.”

After reducing his ‘price’ to £20 doesn’t earn him any money, the man then tries to sell aftershave from his pocket, and even his watch.

The woman, who does not appear in the video, then went and stood down a neighbouring alleyway.

Mr Hartley filmed the incident on his mobile phone which has now received more than 225,000 hits on Youtube.

 

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Coun Peter McCann, of Lanehead ward, said: “It’s a shocking state of affairs, and especially to have been done in such a manner – randomly picking someone in a car park.

“It’s also very sad because we have no idea how willing the woman was in this, or if she was being forced. It is a problem that really needs stamping out.”

Coun Arif Khan said: “We condemn this sort of behaviour. The area needs cleansing of these people."

When Mr Hartley turned down the offer, the man, who was carrying a can of strong lager, tried to sell him a Lacoste watch and a bottle of aftershave.

Mr Hartley, who works part-time doing body-piercing, described the encounter as both 'hilarious and sad'.

He said: “I had just put the handbrake on in my car to go and open up the shop at 9.30am on Saturday when he came over.

“I couldn’t believe what he was saying to me. I’ve never had anyone ask me anything like that before.

“I spent ages there after he’d gone, watching the video back and laughing.

“It’s funny, but it’s kind of tragic as well.”

Mr Hartley, a mixed martial artist, said he regularly sees drunks staggering in the area, and could imagine it being an area where soliciting goes on, though had never seen it before.

He said: “I wasn’t at any point considering taking the offer - it’s prostitution.

“The woman walked off quickly down the path when he said that to me. She was going to wait.

“He was being genuine. I totally believed he was being serious. It was like a dark comedy.”

Mr Hartley said he uploaded the video for his friends to have a laugh about it.

He said: “The next thing I knew, 5,000 people had shared it and it had had a quarter of a million views on Youtube. I’m really surprised.

“I’ve had lots of people start following me and I’ve had loads of girls getting in touch with me, saying I’ve got a nice voice. It’s crazy."

A police spokesman urged anybody with information to contact them on 101.

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10:33am Wed 26 Feb 14

Malthus says...

Well blow me! Who would have thought that such a thing could happen?
Well blow me! Who would have thought that such a thing could happen? Malthus

10:36am Wed 26 Feb 14

DarioG2000 says...

Dad?
Dad? DarioG2000

11:38am Wed 26 Feb 14

Siouxsie-Jan says...

“I spent ages there after he’d gone, watching the video back and laughing."

I would have been far more concerned about the woman and her wellbeing. I also fail to see how a woman being pimped out, by what appears to by an alcoholic in search of some beer money, is somehow funny.
“I spent ages there after he’d gone, watching the video back and laughing." I would have been far more concerned about the woman and her wellbeing. I also fail to see how a woman being pimped out, by what appears to by an alcoholic in search of some beer money, is somehow funny. Siouxsie-Jan

11:47am Wed 26 Feb 14

mmickk says...

NEWSFLASH police have arrested (look.up.blackburn says...) they caught him dressed as a female sheep on his knees instigating an indecent act on a 87 year old man.
NEWSFLASH police have arrested (look.up.blackburn says...) they caught him dressed as a female sheep on his knees instigating an indecent act on a 87 year old man. mmickk

3:32pm Wed 26 Feb 14

peely says...

Twenty quid seems a bit expensive for Burnley !
Twenty quid seems a bit expensive for Burnley ! peely

4:33pm Wed 26 Feb 14

mys says...

Where do these people come from for gods sake,how disturbing,There's genuine homeless people out there that have to beg for food and money,then you get sick alcoholics pimping out there chicks for booze
Where do these people come from for gods sake,how disturbing,There's genuine homeless people out there that have to beg for food and money,then you get sick alcoholics pimping out there chicks for booze mys

5:26pm Wed 26 Feb 14

bubble of reason says...

As the old Proverb goes......
A Bird with a Hand is not worth Two with a Bush......
I think that's right?
As the old Proverb goes...... A Bird with a Hand is not worth Two with a Bush...... I think that's right? bubble of reason

6:44pm Wed 26 Feb 14

woolywords says...

peely wrote:
Twenty quid seems a bit expensive for Burnley !
Oh I don't know, I'd pay the 20 quid to see them get stuffed and so would a few others, I'll bet.
[quote][p][bold]peely[/bold] wrote: Twenty quid seems a bit expensive for Burnley ![/p][/quote]Oh I don't know, I'd pay the 20 quid to see them get stuffed and so would a few others, I'll bet. woolywords

6:51pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Jeff-Fetarsy says...

Probably was the local labour party or limp-dems fund raising.
Probably was the local labour party or limp-dems fund raising. Jeff-Fetarsy

10:18pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Common_Sense1 says...

Oh dear Lee. What have you been up to now....
Oh dear Lee. What have you been up to now.... Common_Sense1

6:55am Thu 27 Feb 14

lancs1985 says...

Pmsl funny as

WELCOME TO BURNLEY WHERE THEY BREED TOGETHER
Pmsl funny as WELCOME TO BURNLEY WHERE THEY BREED TOGETHER lancs1985

8:34am Thu 27 Feb 14

stekebabman says...

C'mon,it's killing me,I must be only person who hasn't seen the vid on YouTube,please post a link :)
C'mon,it's killing me,I must be only person who hasn't seen the vid on YouTube,please post a link :) stekebabman

7:41am Fri 28 Feb 14

Copperhead says...

She must have been a sucker to fall for that one.
She must have been a sucker to fall for that one. Copperhead

10:58pm Fri 28 Feb 14

thegeraint says...

Does anyone have a link
Does anyone have a link thegeraint

9:30am Wed 19 Mar 14

ikap22 says...

Foreigner.
Foreigner. ikap22

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