17 Arrested In Prostitution Sting, Including Man Paying With Peanuts


Daytona Beach, FL - 17 people are placed in handcuffs following the latest undercover prostitution operation in Daytona Beach, including a man who offered to pay an undercover officer in peanuts for sex.

All the arrests took place on the Friday and Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department. 10 of the arrested are men who agreed to a sexual act with an undercover officer posing as a prostitute on the corner of Ridgewood Avenue/U.S. 1 and Fremont Avenue on Saturday, per their arrest reports. One of those men - 27-year-old Jester Mombu of New Smyrna Beach - allegedly drove up to the female officer and offered her cash and half a bottle of peanuts in exchange for intercourse. Mombu was also booked for driving with a suspended license. The mugshots, ages and cities of the other nine men are posted below. Each of them and Mombu are charged with aiding/abetting/committing prostitution.

Omar Cruz-Mora (42; Deltona)

Terrell P. Hadden (27; Canton, OH)

Calvin J. Jackson (58; Daytona Beach)

David P. McAndrew (47; Daytona Beach)

Thomas McManus (58; Holly Hill)

Jerome T. Smith (29; Daytona Beach)

Rodney H. Smith (41; Daytona Beach)

Alan T. Waddell (50; Durham, NC)

David G. Wilson (80; Holly Hill)

The first day of the two-day operation saw undercover officers pose as customers or "johns" in areas of the city known for prostitution.

Seven women were arrested on Friday, all charged with aiding/abetting/committing prostitution along various locations on Ridgewood Avenue or nearby streets. Many of them are repeat offenders, according to Volusia County Jail records. Their mugshots, ages and cities are posted below.

Joleen N. Farwell (30; Daytona Beach)

Jennifer Lahive (35; Holly Hill)

Shoniajean F. Lajoie (45; Daytona Beach)

Kathleen Mercado (36; Daytona Beach)

Michelle Olivieri (48; Daytona Beach)

Kara L. Pennington (51; Daytona Beach)

Sandra D. Pulak (48; Daytona Beach)