• JSO: PT Cruiser stolen from man after he hires prostitute in Jacksonville

    By: Action News Jax


    A woman faces a charge of car theft after police said a man was assaulted Monday at a Jacksonville hotel. 

    The victim said he met and picked up a suspected prostitute named April Marie Phillips, 36. The two of them went to get a room at the Scottish Inn on Phillips Highway. 

    Once the man and Phillips approached the hotel room, an unknown man met the victim and Phillips outside the room. 

    About five minutes after the three entered the room, the unknown man took the man's car keys, the police report said. The man asked for his keys back, but the unknown man and Phillips refused, police said.

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    Police reported that the unknown man then punched the victim multiple times in the face and Phillips hit the victim in the back of the head. The victim said his cellphone was taken from him and that they tried to take his wallet.

    The victim said Phillips and the man kicked him several times while he was on the floor.

    Phillips and the unknown man fled in the victim's PT Cruiser, police said. The victim said called police after he woke up from passing out. 

    The man was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital for possible broken ribs and facial injuries.

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    Police said they found and arrested Phillips, who was standing in the Eagle Inn parking lot. 

    As police questioned Phillips, they said she said that she knew what this was about. She said a guy picked her up for sex and drugs and said she had nothing else to give him, police said. 


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