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A Florida woman was arrested and charged with prostitution after she agreed to have sex with an undercover officer for $25 and chicken McNuggets REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Florida woman was arrested and charged with prostitution on 25 April after she agreed to perform a sexual act on an undercover police officer for $25 (£19) and chicken McNuggets. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office said 22-year-old Alex Direeno was charged with prostitution, possession of drug paraphernalia and outstanding warrants.

Direeno is being held at the Manatee County jail on bonds totaling $620 (£480), according to the Miami Herald. The 22-year-old homeless woman from Bradenton reportedly walked out of a gas station and unknowingly waved at an undercover detective working for the sheriff's office Special Investigations Division.

According to the arrest report, the detective told another woman he was speaking to that he was there to pick up Direeno. Direeno reportedly told the other woman that the undercover officer was her boyfriend and got into his car, ABC Action News reported.

The undercover detective told Direeno that he wanted oral sex, which she agreed to for $25. The two briefly bargained on the price, until she agreed to perform oral sex for $25 and chicken McNuggets. The report did not specify how many chicken McNuggets the pair agreed on.

The detective showed Direeno he had money as he drove north on 14th Street West before pulling over in the 4200 block of 14th Street West. There, other detectives took Direeno into custody.

Detectives found two hypodermic needles, several small baggies, a spoon and a burnt glass pipe when they searched Direeno's purse, the Miami Herald reported. The items are considered instruments of narcotics use, particularly for heroin and crack cocaine consumption.

In March, Direeno was placed on three years of probation after pleading guilty to grand theft auto and possession of drug paraphernalia. It is unclear whether she has retained an attorney, the Associated Press (AP) reported.