Bride Reports Groom Missing, Police Find Him with a Hooker

An Illinois man honeymooning with his new wife in an Orlando-area resort picked the worst possible time to leave her in the room so he could go meet up with a prostitute.

21-year-old Mohammed Ahmed was among 92 people snared in an undercover prostitution investigation by the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

The Backpage.com ad Ahmed was responding to was planted there by an undercover deputy as part of the four-day operation.

When Ahmed failed to return to the Omni Hotel in Champions Gate, his bride phoned the Sheriff's Office to report him missing — only to be informed that he was in a jail cell having been booked on charges of soliciting prostitution and possession of marijuana.

The Polk County sting netted 12 pimps, 39 alleged prostitutes, and 39 suspected johns in all, including a 45-year-old youth minister who believed he was soliciting the services of a 14-year-old girl.

[mug shot via Polk County Sheriff's Office, screengrab via Backpage.com]