Richard Basaraba, a 73-year-old Florida resident, was banned from a local beach after handing out cards in search of a "sugarbaby." Basaraba was not arrested, but is not welcome at that particular location for six months due to violating an ordinance that prohibits solicitation.
"Sugardaddy seeking his sugarbaby... Ask me about your monthly allowance," read the cards he reportedly offered to strangers, according to CBS News.
A mother complained about to Basaraba to local police after he handed the card to a 16-year-old — Basaraba says he tries to be careful to not hand out the card to minors.
"I engaged [the younger girl] before I knew she was 16 because of her bust size," he said. "I did make the mistake of saying, 'You're the cutest one here. Call me when you're 18.'"
Basaraba, whose wife died in 2003, says he is "devastated" about the ban: "I'm really upset about it ... This really knocked me for a loop ... I am so embarrassed. I’m still getting over it. I understand the mother getting upset.”
"I read in the paper about men who have sex with underage women and their life is gone," he said. "I can show you my bank account. I don't have any assets. I don't have money, just enough to live. I don't have money for a sugar baby," he added.
When asked how he would have responded to someone actually looking for a sugar daddy, Basaraba answered, “That’s a good question. I don’t know."