Craigslist Hook-Up Goes Wrong

Alleged shoe attack leads to prostitution charges

An alleged Craigslist rendezvous led to a high-heeled beating, arrests and prostitution charges in Fairfax County.

A man and woman were arrested Sunday in Falls Church, Va., after making arrangements through the online classified service, according to Fairfax County Police.

The pair was discovered in a room at a hotel on Fairview Park Drive after someone called to report a man and woman fighting, police said.

According to a police statement, an argument erupted over missing money, leading the woman to assault the man with a high-heeled shoe.

Investigators say Berkan Kansu, 21, of Falls Church, answered an ad on Craigslist and agreed to meet Breiseida Barr, 24, of Las Vegas, at the hotel.

Kansu is charged with solicitation of prostitution and possession of marijuana. He was treated at Inova Fairfax Hospital for injuries suffered during the alleged shoe attack.

Barr is charged with prostitution and simple assault.

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