Posted on: January 20, 2024, 01:32h.
Last updated on: January 20, 2024, 01:32h.
An exotic performer has a court case pending that claims she stole two pricey watches from a man over the summer. She met him at Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen’s Club Las Vegas.
On that August 25 night, the dancer gave the unnamed man a ride home, spent the night at his place, and then swiped the two Rolex timepieces before disappearing, police said.
The dancer, Jennifer Tapia Alvarado, who is either 24 or 25, and recently lived in Phoenix, Ariz., provided the ride after the man was apparently too intoxicated to drive himself home.
He knew Tapia Alvarado from prior occasions and called her by the nickname of “Hazel.”
The two had agreed via texts to meet at the strip club’s valet area at about 4:15 a.m.
By 5 a.m., the two made it to the man’s residence. They had some alcoholic drinks and she agreed to spend the night.
The two shared a bedroom but the man claims he didn’t pay her for sex. He fell asleep. Later in the day, he awoke to find the woman gone.
He became concerned and went to look in a closet. He checked a box where he stored fancy watches.
$40K Value on Watches
The two Rolex watches were missing. One was a two-tone gold and silver “Bluesy” model. The other was a Submariner “Starbucks” model, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The two watches had a combined value of about $40K, LVMPD officers revealed.
Even though the man had taken off another Rolex watch, that he was wearing when he met the woman, and placed it on a night table, it was untouched when he awoke. Also untouched on the table was approximately $800 in cash that he had left next to the watch.
The man attempted to send text messages to Tapia Alvarado. He wanted his watches back. He sent many messages to her.
But she blocked his phone number and never responded.
The man then contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD).
Police attempted to contact Tapia Alvarado at the strip club, where she worked as an exotic dancer, according to Las Vegas TV station KLAS.
By tracing her cell phone use, LVMPD officers were able to build a case and provide sufficient information to the Clark County District Attorney’s office so prosecutors could apply for a warrant.
Prosecutors got the warrant approved in November. It charged her with grand larceny and residential burglary.
She was arrested on January 9. She was released on her own recognizance. Her next court date is on February 22.
She has yet to enter a plea on the two charges.