A dropped motel key card led police to a Melrose woman who was arrested on allegations she arranged to meet a man for sex but instead robbed him with an accomplice, according to arrest reports.
Charged with robbery were Jennifer Leigh Robbins, 20, of 24317 State Road 26; and Matthew Stuart Pauley, 24, of 5518 Capulin St., Keystone Heights.
The incident occurred about 6:30 Friday evening at the Super 8 at 4202 SW 40th Blvd. The arrest reports state that Robbins arranged to meet a Chiefland resident for sex, with him having agreed to pay her $500.
In the motel room, the man put $500 in $20 bills on the microwave, police said. As he turned around after closing the blinds, Robbins sprayed the man with pepper spray, her arrest report states. Robbins ran to the door and opened it slightly so Pauley could enter, police reported. A fight between the three began in the room and moved into the hallway.
Other hotel guests heard the disturbance and separated the two men, the reports state. Robbins and Pauley fled, but some of the cash and a key card for the nearby Motel 6 were dropped along the way.
Police found the card, went to Motel 6 and located Robbins and Pauley. They were arrested after police interviews.