A Miami woman, who works at a popular Hallandale Beach strip joint, misled her husband about her whereabouts while bar hopping with another man and was charged for sending police on a wild goose chase.
After talking with Miami detectives late Thursday, Karla Vasquez, 32, was arrested and charged with the false report of a commission of a crime.
According to her arrest affidavit, Vasquez “deliberately caused her husband to call the police and report a kidnapping.”
Vasquez’s Thursday morning plan to mislead her husband, Daniel Pacheco, created a media stir and sent police scrambling in search of a woman they believed could be in harm’s way.
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Police said she initially called Pacheco at 4:31 a.m., telling him to rush home because she needed help. Pacheco thought Vasquez was joking. An hour later he got a text from his wife with a similar message. So he called her, the arrest report says.
That’s when she told him she was at their home at 1742 NW 42nd St., and she saw two men rummaging inside her Chevy Suburban. Pacheco rushed home. When he got there, the SUV and Vasquez were nowhere in sight.
Just after 6 a.m., the report says, Pacheco called Vasquez again. This time she said she was kidnapped inside her SUV. Pacheco called police, who used the GPS in Vasquez’s SUV to finally track her down at a home near Northeast 157th Street and 15th Avenue on Thursday night.
She told police she met a man at the Styx Sports Bar and Grill on West Dixie Highway and went bar hopping with him and a few friends. She also told police that she was never in danger or harmed.
A manager at the Cheetah Gentleman’s Club in Hallandale confirmed that Vasquez worked there and said he wasn’t sure if she was scheduled to work Thursday.