A man thought he scored big when he met an attractive woman at a strip club who agreed to come home with him.
Later that night, he was beaten, robbed, and tied up by the woman's two male accomplices.
Perhaps meeting a woman at a strip club was a bad choice?
Either way, BSO deputies caught up with the three, and Vanesa Diaz, Carlos Bariola, and Alexis Quian were arrested and charged with robbery and burglary with assault or battery.
On the night of July 21, Elian Taregan, 56, went out to Scarlett's Gentleman's Club in Hallandale Beach, where he met Diaz and invited her back to his place for a nightcap, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.
Diaz was young, attractive, and willing. Also, she was accompanied by two dudes.
Thinking nothing of this, Taregan took Diaz home and waited for the two dudes to leave. They eventually did. So he and Diaz started to get their drink on inside his apartment.
Around 5 a.m., Diaz and Taregan had a smoke. She wanted to finish her cigarette outside and stepped out. She left the front door open.
Bariola and Quian barged into the unlocked apartment. They punched and kicked Taregan until he hit the floor. They then bound his hands and feet with a belt and a drawstring from a pair of shorts. They put him in the bathroom as they demanded his money.
The men took Teragan's cash, phone, jewelry, wallet, and several watches before taking off. In all, the stolen items were valued around $6,000.
Investigators were able to use the glass Diaz drank from to get fingerprints and DNA samples. Scarlett's also provided them with surveillance video of the three.
Bariola, 32, was arrested on September 18 and was charged with burglary with assault or battery and violation of probation. Diaz, 21, was arrested on September 23 and was charged with burglary with assault or battery and robbery. Quian, 25, was arrested on September 30 and was charged with burglary with assault or battery and robbery.
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