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Del. Man Arrested After Frightening Incident At Massage Parlor

(credit: Del. State Police)

(credit: Del. State Police)

REHOBOTH, Del. (CBS) – Delaware State Police say they’ve arrested a 35-year-old Laurel man on assault and other charges after an incident at a massage parlor in turned frightening.

The suspect, identified as Matthew T. Hudson, apparently arrived at the Sunshine Spa on Coastal Highway in Rehoboth to receive a massage around 10 p.m. on Thursday.

While Hudson was getting the massage, he allegedly asked the 44-year-old female masseuse to perform a sex act.

When the woman refused, Hudson reportedly insisted and showed her a badge while claiming he was an FBI agent.

The victim then refunded the money for the massage and an argument ensued between the two, during which Hudson reportedly shoved the woman into the wall and refused to let her leave.

At one point, another female employee is said to have entered the room, where she was allegedly pushed to the ground and physically restrained by Hudson.

The two women were eventually allowed to leave and reportedly ran from the building, got into their vehicle and drove away.

Police say Hudson then left the business as well in a car and began following the women, who phoned a friend in New York who was able to call 9-1-1 and report the incident.

Due to a language barrier, a male friend is said to have translated what was happening to police, who eventually located the victims in the parking lot of a Wawa near Dartmouth Drive in Lewes.

Hudson’s vehicle description was broadcast over the radio and he was stopped by an officer in the parking lot of the Midway Outlet Shopping Center, where he was found to be in possession of a police badge and two sets of handcuffs, one of which was left behind at the massage parlor.

Hudson was arrested on several charges, including Impersonating a Police Officer and Kidnapping in the Second Degree. He was arraigned and released on $23,200 unsecured bond and ordered to have no contact with the victims or business.

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