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Man accused of harassing woman for sex at gas station

Published On: Mar 31 2014 11:26:14 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 31 2014 12:08:41 PM CDT
Todd A Tantillo

Todd A Tantillo


A Madison man was arrested after offering a woman money for sexual favors at a gas station and preventing her from leaving, according to a release from Madison police.

The 24-year-old victim told police she was confronted by an intoxicated man at Capitol Petro Mart at 2702 E. Washington Ave. Saturday afternoon. She said declined when he offered her $5 for sexual favors.

She said that as she left he followed her, pushed her, closed her car door on her legs and put his hands on the car’s hood to keep her from leaving.

Todd A Tantillo, 51, was chased on foot and caught, police said. He was arrested on suspicion of solicitation of prostitutes, resisting and two counts of disorderly conduct.

The gas station manager banned Tantillo from the store.

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