Cops: Mother, daughter face prostitution charges after swiping Fairfield man's wallet
Updated 6:30 am, Friday, March 4, 2011
A Fairfield man who called police early Thursday to report a stolen wallet was subsequently charged with patronizing a prostitute, while a Bridgeport mother and daughter face both prostitution and larceny charges in connection with the incident.
John Swajczi-Kiss, 43, of Fairchild Avenue, allegedly brokered a sex-for-hire deal with the mother of a 28-year-old woman at a gas station in Bridgeport.
Shortly after Fairfield police received the report of the stolen wallet about 1:15 a.m. Thursday, an officer on patrol saw a vehicle traveling west on Kings Highway from Fairchild Avenue with a headlight out. The two women in the vehicle, according to police, had been at Swajczi-Kiss' home.
The women sped away when the officer tried to pull them over, in the process committing what police said were numerous traffic violations.
When the vehicle was finally pulled over, Bridgeport resident Lisa Gluz, 49, the mother who allegedly arranged the prostitution deal, claimed her daughter had been sexually assaulted and the she and her daughter, Natasha Pennywell, went back to Swajcki-Kiss's home to take his wallet as a form of identifying him.
Swajcki-Kiss, however, told police he met the women at a gas station and they had accompanied him to his Fairfield home after a sex deal was made. Swajcki-Kiss said that he paid Pennywell for sex, and that after the two women left, he realized his wallet was missing from a table where her mother had waited while the daughter had sex.
Gluz was charged with promoting prostitution, interfering with an officer, engaging police in pursuit, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, failure to obey a traffic signal, reckless driving and failure to have a headlamp illuminated.
Pennywell was charged with fifth-degree larceny and prostitution.
Both women were held on $1,000 bond and are scheduled to appear March 14 in Bridgeport Superior Court.
Swajcki-Kiss, charged with patronizing a prostitute, was released on a written promise to appear in court March 14.