Police in Nassau County have arrested this enchantress – 45-year-old Catherine Scalia – after detectives say she was offering up more than a dirty water dog from her
grotesque 30 year old Winnebago roadside hot dog truck. Scalia, of East Rockaway, was arrested Thursday after authorities said an undercover officer bought two dogs and she offered to engage in sexual conduct at her home with in return for money.
According to the police, the officer asked about the specials and Scalia offered a striptease later that night for $100 at her East Rockaway home. The cop showed up to her house and said Scalia wanted to perform sex acts for an additional $50. She was placed under arrest and charged with prostitution.
“The agreed amount was about $100 and then to further engage in an additional sex act — it was another $50,” said Nassau County Detective Lt. Kevin Smith. Authorities said she would drum up business using suggestive business cards passed out at her truck and nearby stores. She’d bring clients back to her home in East Rockaway. Neighbors said they’re not shocked by the prostitution arrest.
“She was leaving little cards around CVS for naked house cleaning, topless house cleaning,” one neighbor told CBS New York. The hot dog truck now sits in the driveway of the home that neighbors said Scalia grew up in and where she raised triplets who are now teenagers.
“I plead guilty to stripping,” said Scalia. “Not prostitution, prostitution is sex and I am Sister Theresa here.” (She did actually plead guilty.to prostitution, so there’s certainly some wishful thinking or extreme confusion on her part.)
“I’m sexy and I know it,” screamed Scalia as she addressed the media outside the jailhouse. “If Pamela Anderson can show her T–, so can I. I’m right in front of Pep Boys on Baldwin in Freeport.” said Scalia, giving the location where she’d be selling her dogs and peddling her frightening “goods.”
The judge, tellingly, ordered Scalia to get a psychiatric evaluation as a condition of her release. If she does not, it’s back to jail for 90 days. As a further update, Ms. Scalia is no longer selling dogs. She parked her truck on private property without the owner’s permission the day after she was released. Police came to remove her and also found she had no permits whatsoever. Oops. Safe to say that Ms. Scalia won’t be selling dogs anytime soon, nor anything else.