I gots to have my car in the morning…(the wrongness of what follows occurs on many levels and I welcome you to opine)
MARTIN COUNTY — An evening at a local adult nightclub turned into a morning of problems for a Stuart man after a stripper he brought home stole his car, according to a Sheriff’s Office report released Monday.
Officials say the suspect, 25-year-old Cara Mallow, was arrested Saturday and charged with grand theft auto just hours after the incident was reported.
The man told investigators he met Mallow on Friday night while she was dancing at the Paper Moon club. When the bar closed, he said Mallow said she had no place to spend the night and asked whether she could stay with him. The man, who said he was intoxicated, agreed to her request, according to the report.
Officials said Mallow used the man’s car to drive him back to his home, where he and the woman had sex and fell asleep. The man awoke in the morning to find the suspect gone and his car keys missing, teh report states.
When he opened the front door, he saw Mallow backing his 1999 Volkswagen Passat out of the driveway, according to the report.
The man said he had not given the woman permission to use his car, so he ran after it, banging on the trunk and telling her to stop. However, she was able to drive away.
The man told deputies he attempted to chase after his car in another vehicle, but lost sight of it when the suspect made a U-turn to head north on U.S. 1.
The man told investigators he was missing more than $150 as well as his cell phone and wallet, both of which were in the vehicle. He could not remember the suspect’s name, and refused medical treatment for numerous abrasions he received when he fell chasing the vehicle.
Soon after the report was made, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office deputies pulled Mallow over for reckless driving and an equipment violation. They released her, but were later advised the vehicle was stolen, the report says.
They were able to find the vehicle in the 8700 block of U.S. 1 in Port St. Lucie, where the suspect was arrested and taken to the St. Lucie County Jail.