Bennyworth, though, comes close. On the night she arrested Buttafuoco, the detective played a red-lipsticked temptress in a tight dress and leather jacket. For his part, Caldera has impersonated a baseball-capped, long-haired low-rider cruising for sex. Together, they've portrayed the happily married couple in search of illegally scalped tickets on the lawn outside the Hollywood Bowl.
Caldera says the most challenging part of the job is playing a john who cruises for men.
"You know that the person standing there is nothing close to a woman in a dress--it's a man in a muscle shirt and bike shorts," he says. "But you have to look at him with that look that says in one second, 'I'm not a cop and you're the best-looking thing I've ever seen.' It ain't easy."