The Rosewood Hotel Bar was prowling with excitement last night and not just for its unofficial weekly “Cougar Night.” Shortly after 11:00PM two undercover Palo Alto detectives flashed some leg then flashed their badges, taking into custody several patrons.
Eyewitnesses report that the undercover detectives were using Eastern European disguises and accents to solicit the would be Johns. The detectives were approached at the main bar and back patio bar by several prominent Sand Hill venture capital executives. One partner from Kleiner Perkins (already ensnared in a separate sexual harassment lawsuit) was apparently trying to close a Series B round of funding for a Sunnyvale mobile start-up by offering a night with both detectives.
Palo Alto Police Chief John Wiggins will hold a press conference Monday morning to report additional details of the sting operation. William Phelps, the General Manager at the Rosewood has not returned repeated calls from the Pasquinade seeking comment.
Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.