Man taking stranger home for 4 a.m. drinks goes predictably awry

FIFE, Wash. -- Stop me if you've heard this one before.

A man met a 28-year-old woman at the Emerald Queen Casino around 4 a.m. last Saturday and invited her back to his place for a drink only to have her steal his keys (and later his car) while he was in the bathroom, according to charges filed Wednesday with Pierce County Superior Court.

According to the charging documents, Jennifer Turner met the victim and said she wanted a drink. Since the casino had stopped serving alcohol, the victim invited Turner back to his Fife apartment.

Turner reportedly drove the victim to his apartment in her car. Once there, the victim used the restroom. When he came out of the bathroom, he found Turner, his keys and a large jar of change missing.

The victim had a friend drive him back to the casino, where collected his car with a spare set of keys.

The victim woke up Monday morning to find his car had been stolen. According to the charging documents, surveillance footage from the Emerald Queen Casino shows Turner driving the stolen car into the lot that night.

Around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, a police officer on patrol at the casino saw Turner sitting in the stolen car and arrested her when she attempted to leave in another man's car, according to the charging documents.

Turner reportedly told police the victim had left his keys in her car by accident. According to the charging documents, she initially blamed a friend named Heather for taking the keys and stealing the car before then blaming someone named Colton for the crime.

Turner was booked into Pierce County Jail and had a baggie of methamphetamine on her at the time, according to the charging documents.

She has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

In the end, have we learned nothing from the Beastie Boys?