It’s an old tale, but with a new twist: A young man out partying for the night goes home with two women he just met at the club. They drug him and abscond with all his expensive jewelry.
But, according to police, in this case the victim was forced to drink the concoction at gunpoint. What the drink was laced with, wasn’t clear. Police aren’t saying.
The haul: More than $200,000 in chains, bracelets and watches, including an Audemars Piguet wrist watch valued at $56,000.
“This time,” said Miami police detective Kenia Fallat, “they pulled a gun on him and forced him to drink.”
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Police on Tuesday didn’t release the incident report detailing the ripoff. They only released a three-paragraph narrative and a video of the women walking into an elevator at the pricey condominium where the man lived. There was no mention of the victim’s details or even where he met the women.
According to police, the victim returned to his apartment at The Mint Condominium on the Miami River at 92 SW Third St., with the two women at about 4 a.m. on Sept. 14. Once inside, police said, the two women “prepared alcoholic beverages, walked into the victim’s bedroom and at gunpoint, forced the victim to drink a cocktail.”
Fallat said the man fell asleep almost instantly. When he woke up a few hours later, the women were gone, along with his jewelry. Apartments at the condo range from between $260,000 to $1.6 million, its website shows.
The brief video taken at the elevator in the condo tower shows the three walking through the lobby, then into an elevator with a reflective mirror. Both women are wearing low-cut, tight black dresses. One has long blonde hair. The other long black hair. The victim is wearing ripped jeans, white sneakers and a long-sleeved black shirt. His face is blocked out in the video.
The women are later seen leaving in an elevator. There is no time stamp on the surveillance video.