Karla Vasquez charged for faking an abduction
Karla Vasquez, 32, calls husband at work during graveyard shift, says she’s in trouble, then texts abduction from her home by two men
Cops find no sign of foul play at her home
Track her down with GPS systems in her car and phone, confesses she met a man at a bar and “decided to spend the night with him”
Arrested for falsely reporting the commission of a crime
A Miami strip club worker faked her own kidnapping so her husband wouldn’t know she was out bar hopping with another man, officials said. Her texts to her husband about an alleged abduction led to a police search and public pleas for help, was found safe on Thursday.
Karla Vasquez, 32, allegedly tricked her husband, Daniel Pacheco, into thinking she had been abducted. A panicked Pacheco called the cops. 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.
When officers found out Vasquez’s story was a lie, they arrested her for falsely reporting an alleged crime.
“Knowing that she was not in danger, (Vasquez) deliberately caused her husband to call the police and report a kidnapping,” her arrest report said. “(Vasquez) at no point was in need of police assistance.”
The whole incident started around 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning, when Vasquez called Pacheco during his graveyard shift and told him to come home because she needed help, the report said. Pacheco, thinking she was joking, hung up the phone.
Then about one hour later, Pacheco received a text from Vasquez asking for help and called her. Vasquez told Pacheco that, from inside the house, she saw two people inside her parked car sitting in the driveway.
Pacheco rushed to their house, but when he arrived around 6 a.m. the car was nowhere to be found.
Pacheco called his wife who said she’d been kidnapped in the car. He then phoned the police to say Vasquez was kidnapped.
Cops used the GPS systems in Vasquez’s car and phone to track her down. Vasquez was spotted around 3 p.m. driving the car she claimed she was kidnapped in.
Vasquez told police that she actually never went home after work, and instead went to a bar where she met the other man and “decided to spend the night with him,” according to the report.
Cops found pictures on the friend’s phone that showed him and Vasquez “smiling and appearing to have a good time in different places,” according to the report.
Neither Vasquez nor Pacheco could be reached for comment.
A manager at the strip club where Vasquez worked said she didn’t come to work Thursday but wasn’t sure if she was scheduled to.