JUPITER, Fla. -- A Jupiter woman was arrested Wednesday after she was accused of trying to stab a man who allegedly refused to pay her after sex.
Jessica Marie Carr, 22, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. She is facing charges of robbery with a weapon.
The incident happened July 25, when Jupiter police officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Northview Drive to reports of a suspicious incident. Romulo Mendoza, 25, told the officers he was eating lunch in his kitchen when someone knocked on his door.
Mendoza said a woman he did not know asked, “Do you want business?” which is slang for sex, according to the arrest report. He said he did not have any money and the girl left, Mendoza said.
A few minutes later, Mendoza said he heard a second knock and was met by the same woman and another one. He said the “short girl” — who was later identified as Carr — attacked him with a knife. He said he was able to fight her off by biting her.
But Carr told police a different story. She said she knew Mendoza as “Ronnie” and that she had offered to have “business” in exchange for cash. Mendoza said he only had $100 and needed to get change, Carr told detectives.
After they had finished, Carr requested $25 but Mendoza said he didn’t have it. Carr said she pleaded with Mendoza, saying she had not slept in five days and needed money to get drugs.
Angered, Carr said she took out a knife and pointed it at Mendoza as she demanded her money. Carr’s friend, who was waiting outside, heard the commotion and came to break up the struggle between Mendoza and Carr.
Carr also told officers she did not remember being bitten. All she could remember was having her finger cut and running out of Mendoza’s home so fast she forgot her shoes.
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