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July 27, 1996|MIKE DOWNEY


What do five Armenian wrestlers, two Spanish fencers and a Tunisian boxer have in common?


Getting arrested.

All eight were charged with misdemeanors by Atlanta police, the Armenians for having busted into a residence looking for a prostitute who reportedly fleeced them out of $100.

Police said the Armenians paid in advance and arranged to meet the woman later.

At the apartment, another woman said the prostitute wasn't there. She pulled a knife when the Armenians threatened to break down the door, but they did so anyway. The woman received cuts, but didn't press charges.

The fencers from Spain were arrested for public urination. The fighter from Tunisia allegedly fondled a van driver.

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