A Miami strip club worker, whose texts to her husband about an abduction led to a police search and public pleas for help, was found safe on Thursday.
She’s in “good condition,” Miami police said on Twitter. “She’s speaking with detectives.”
Karla Vasquez, 32, first called her husband before sunrise Thursday, saying she was in danger, police said. He doubted her story until an hour later when Vasquez texted him saying she had been abducted by two men.
That’s when police got involved. Though police said publicly they were concerned the texts may have been a hoax, they began looking for her.
Thursday afternoon, after attempts to find her using the GPS on her cellphone and releasing pictures to the media, Vasquez was found safe in her black Chevy Suburban at Northeast 157th Street and 15th Avenue.
A police source said Vasquez admitted to lying to her husband on the phone and in the texts and she is expected to be charged Thursday night with filing a false police report.
Earlier in the day police cordoned off Northwest 42nd Street between 17th and 18th avenues, where Vasquez and her husband live. They searched her sister’s car, which was parked near the home.
The nature of Vasquez’s relatively brief disappearance was a conundrum for police, who weren’t entirely convinced about the call and texts.
She works at the Cheetah Gentleman’s Club in Hallandale Beach, where her sister is a waitress. Reached early Thursday afternoon, Greg Jarmon, a manager at the club, said Vasquez wasn’t at work and he wasn’t sure if she was scheduled that day.