Mexican Prostitute Warning

October 4th, 2005 // 11 Comments

Consider this a travel advisory.

Half a dozen Mexico City prostitutes have been arrested for using eye drops containing a sleep-inducing drug to knock out and rob their clients, leaving at least five men dead, a newspaper said on Monday.

One central city district has recorded 17 cases this year including five deaths from the drug cyclopentolate — a muscle relaxant used in eye examinations to dilate the pupil and blur vision.

“Once they are in the hotel it seems they slip a substance into the client’s drink. Our data shows that they are using eye drops,” local prosecutor Fernando Lopez told the daily El Universal. Mixing eye drops, which are not meant to be swallowed, with alcohol can create a fatal mixture for someone with heart problems, experts say.

One 39-year-old man who survived his ordeal and woke up giddy and missing his wallet, said he was careful not to let his drink out of his sight — but unwittingly ingested the drug after the sex worker secretly applied it to her nipples.

Drug ruse by Mexico prostitutes kills clients [AP]

By Miu von Furstenberg

  1. Mariana

    This was an actual CSI episode a few years back. Did this really happen?

  2. Kat

    Mariana beat me to it. I saw that ep, too. I wonder if it’s an urban legend, or if perhaps the hookers were inspired by Grissom and co’s perps.

  3. Kat

    On second thought, Reuters doesn’t perpetuate mere rumors, so I think we have some CSI fans on our hands.


    not to mention the std’s

  5. Tae


  6. T$

    BRILLIANT! Wow, these women are true entrepreneurs.

  7. mint

    I guess it was only a matter of time before the tables turned.

  8. Bedstuy

    Bravo!! Men have been using similar drugs to do whatever the hell they want to women for the longest! Maybe now that the tables are being turned access to such drugs will not be so easy. Now, if only more men are assaulted on lonely NY subway platforms we will get some damn cameras to catch rapist and terrorist on tape!

  9. margot

    dude. that is totally awesome.

  10. Just A Chick

    I love the idea of smarty-pants sex workers getting tips from CSI!

    Get these women to a Take Back the Night march, so they can give women some tips for fighting back!

  11. Geigh

    Shut your fat faces!

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