Nothing is sacred in today’s economy, not even the verbal agreement between a hard working John and a red light ambassador for our nation’s retail sex trade.

However, when a prostitute cheats you and the bald-headed-champ out of a few minutes on the puff-my-peter-meter, your best bet is probably to keep your mouth shut. You know, on account of how prostitution is illegal in most places.

Just ask 34-year-old John-in-training, Scott Pipher, who was recently arrested after calling police in Old Orchard Beach, Maine to report that his lady of the night had “shorted him by 10 minutes.”

Unfortunately for Pipher, when police arrived it was not to take his written statement on the incident. Instead, they arrested the poor schmuck for engaging a prostitute, which is completely different from getting engaged to a prostitute, which is totally legal.

Pipher is scheduled to appear in court next week to answer to the charges. Citizens of Maine, be warned: it is suspected that the prostitute involved has been ripping off men all across the state. Be speedy, that's all we're saying.