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Model Misbehavior

After bust, top mannequin offered oral favors for release

Nick Snider

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Model Misbehavior

FEBRUARY 4--Just in time for Fashion Week, a top male model is facing criminal charges after allegedly offering sexual favors to Arkansas cops in return for his release following an arrest for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

Nick Snider, 21, was busted early Monday morning after causing a disturbance at a female friend's home in Batesville, a city 90 miles north of Little Rock. According to an Independence County Sheriff's Department report, when deputies approached the intoxicated Snider, he stated, "I am a very famous model."

As Snider was being transported in a patrol car to the county jail, he "kept trying to get me to stop the car and let him go," reported Deputy Brian Luetschwager. "Mr. Snider stated to me, 'If you stop I'll suck your dick and balls if you let me go.'" Snider, pictured in the mug shot at left, allegedly repeated the oral sex offer after arriving at the local lockup, where the model "also harassed the booking Jailer with similar sexual comments."

After declining the barter deal, deputies lodged an additional charge against Snider, this one for illegally attempting to influence a public servant. He pleaded not guilty yesterday to the three misdemeanor counts during an appearance in Independence County District Court. Snider is free on $780 bond and is scheduled for a February 17 trial.

Snider has appeared as the face of Prada and was named by Forbes in 2008 as the world's fifth most successful male model. Last month, he was in Paris for the Yves Saint Laurent fashion show and will appear on various runways when New York City's Fashion Week begins February 11. Snider, a Manhattan resident, did not respond to TSG messages sent to his Facebook and MySpace accounts. (5 pages)