Dunkin' Donuts sex sting 'extra sugar' in NJ

August 3, 2011 9:12:12 AM PDT
Police called their sting operation "extra sugar."

And 29-year-old Melissa Redmond is accused of selling a lot more than just coffee at Dunkin Donuts.

Police say late at night, at the Dunkin Donuts drive-thru in Rockaway Borough, there was the food menu posted on the sign, and then there was the menu Redmond was offering, which cost anywhere from $50 to $100.

"I come here every day, you wouldn't expect anyone to be selling sexual favors out of a Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru," said Adam Jacobus, a Dunkin Donuts customer.

Officer Scott Haigh went undercover, posing as a John, to figure out how Redmond would go from taking coffee orders at the drive-thru window to offering customers a steamy encounter.

"She asked me what I liked to do for fun and I asked her what she did for fun and then that broke the ice so she advised me of the sexual favors," Officer Haigh said.

The Dunkin Donuts on Route 46 is open 24 hours and Redmond worked overnights; from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Investigators say she would turn tricks in the parking lot while she was on break.

She was so busy running back and forth, officers say she didn't bother to change out of her Dunkin Donuts uniform, or even take off her apron.

"She was out on break several times a night, she was talking to customers in their cars," said Officer Robert Koehler, Rockaway Police.

Redmond is no longer working at the Dunkin Donuts.

Longtime customers say they're glad she's gone, because from a sanitary perspective, food and anonymous sex don't mix.

"She worked serving people coffee and was doing this on the side, it's a little strange," said Peter Milevski, a Dunkin Donuts customer.

Redmond is facing multiple prostitution charges.

She was very upset when she was arrested and said she was just doing this for the money.