representative Bob Allen pleaded not guilty Thursday
to soliciting sex from an undercover police officer in a
public park bathroom. The Brevard County
representative said that he went to the bathroom on
July 11 to avoid a lightning storm.
WKMG-TV, Allen claims he knocked on the door of a stall that
an undercover cop had entered to see if he was OK. He then
said he solicited the officer for oral
sex because he was afraid of being robbed.
"This was a
pretty stocky black guy, and there was nothing but other
black guys around in the park," Allen said in a recorded
statement to police after his arrest.
He also claimed
that he was going to go to the Kennedy Space Center guard
post to find help, but WKMG found that the nearest guard
post from the restroom is eight miles away. (The