A man who tried to pay an undercover police officer with a burger for sex has been locked up.
Dominic Calderon was arrested in Albuquerque, as part of a police crackdown on kerb-crawling.
According to a police report, Calderon, 36, pulled up on his bike next to a police officer who was posing as a sex worker and asked her how much she charged for sex.
After she named a figure, he told her that he didn’t get paid until the following Friday and asked if he could have her phone number.
At that point, the police officer noticed that Calderon was carrying a takeaway bag from popular Texas burger joint Chili's Grill & Bar.
She asked him what was inside, and after he told her she suggested that the burger meal could be her payment.
As soon as he agreed, he had broken the law and was arrested.
The prices of Chili's burgers range between $9.59 and $10.99 [£7 to £8].
After officers processed Calderon’s information, they discovered he was a sex offender on probation.
Police say that Calderon’s status was confirmed by the probation office and his probation was revoked and upgraded to a felony warrant.
The hamburger was bagged up as evidence in the case.
Calderon is currently being held in Bernalillo County jail awaiting a bench trial in Metropolitan Court, which is expected to take place on February 28.
Calderon’s arrest is one of eleven arrests for soliciting prostitutes all made on January 28 along Albuquerque’s Central Avenue.