A man who got a hotel room over the weekend to have some cuddling time with a Daytona Beach woman ended up getting robbed by the woman and her ex-boyfriend, police said.
The victim, who knew Anastasia Springman, 21, for about three years, said the woman asked him to get a hotel room for her and her child, so he did, police said.
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After getting the hotel room at the Sea Scape Inn at 2601 S. Atlantic Ave. in Daytona Beach Shores, Springman kept texting the victim to hurry and come to the room, a report states.
As Springman and her friend were lying in bed cuddling and watching television in Room 307 around 12:22 a.m. on Sunday, her ex-boyfriend, Nicholas Knox, 24, of Holly Hill, burst in and robbed the man, police said.
Knox robbed the hotel guest and Springman pretended to be scared, police said. She hid behind the victim, yelling at Knox that he was stalking her and that they were no longer dating, police said.
After the victim handed Knox a little more than $100, Springman jumped on the bed and demanded that the victim fork over $500 more. When the victim said he didn’t have any more money, Springman told Knox to show the victim a gun and demanded the victim send her money through an app but it didn’t work. Springman cornered the victim and had him send her $100 through Facebook, which he did, police said.
After getting the money, Springman punched the victim in the mouth, causing him to drop his cellphone, which broke. Springman then saw that the victim had sent a text message to someone to call 9-1-1 and increased her attack, repeatedly punching the victim in the face, police said.
Springman even pulled out brass knuckles and threatened to strike the victim, police said, but he ran into the bathroom and locked himself in. He sent more text messages to his mother and brother asking for help, an arrest report shows.
Springman and Knox fled from the hotel when they heard the police sirens but were found at Knox’s home at 1311 Powers Ave. in Holly Hill, police said.
Knox denied being involved in the robbery. Springman said she hit the victim and that Knox robbed him of $100, police said.
Springman and Knox were each charged with robbery with a weapon, battery, criminal mischief, and petty theft. Knox was additionally charged with marijuana possession. Both were in jail on Monday without bail.