Police: Woman attacks, robs fellow exotic dancer

SEATTLE -- A woman attacked and robbed a fellow exotic dancer, later telling the strip club's DJ she beat her up "like strippers do," last week in downtown Seattle, according to the Seattle Police Department.

On March 19, the victim, an exotic dancer at Deja Vu on First Avenue, walked into the East Precinct to report an assault.

The victim told officers she was at the strip club around 1:30 a.m. the day before when a fellow dancer she knows only by her stage name invited her to hang out at the hotel where she is living.

The other dancer's boyfriend picked the women up and took them to a hotel near Ninth Avenue and Stewart Street. The victim told officers she had been drinking and didn't remember the name of the hotel or exactly where it was located.

After some more drinking, the victim decided to go home. But as she was leaving, her fellow dancer attacked her from behind, knocking her over and punching and kneeing her, according to the police report for the incident.

According to the report, the other dancer stole the victim's earnings from that night and some of her clothing.

The victim ran out of the hotel and flagged down a passing motorist, who gave her a ride home, where she reported the attack and robbery to her mother.

Officers went to Deja Vu to investigate, but the dancer wasn't there. According to the report, the club's DJ told officers the dancer admitted to beating up the victim "like strippers do."

Officers were unable to get any information on the dancer because dancers work as independent contractors, and Deja Vu cannot give out their information without a warrant, according to the report.