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- Two women were arrested after they allegedly stole an off-duty Boston police officer's firearm.
- The suspects met with the unnamed officer at a lounge, strip club and ended up at a Hampton Inn after their rendezvous.
- One of the women was charged with prostitution following a raid at the Foxy Lady, a Rhode Island strip club that has since shut down.
Two exotic dancers were arrested for allegedly stealing an off-duty Boston police officer’s gun after a night out at a Rhode Island strip club.
Neish Rivera, 25, of Pawtucket, and Melissa Dacier, 22, of Providence, were arrested around 11:45 p.m. on Saturday after police tracked them down for allegedly taking the officer's firearm.
The police officer, whose name has not been released, told authorities he met the two women at a club and later went to a Hampton Inn in Pawtucket with them. He claimed one of the women stole his gun from his glove compartment.
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The officer told authorities he was introduced to Rivera by a cousin and would communicate with her via Instagram. He met with her at the Hampton Inn bar before the two left to a lounge in Providence together. At the lounge, the two met with Dacier and the trio left to a strip club before returning to the Hampton Inn, according to police documents.
Dacier asked if the officer had a phone charger and he gave the woman his car keys to it from inside his vehicle, documents stated. Dacier returned, then later stepped out of the hotel room to make a phone call, and Rivera said she needed to leave.
Documents said Dacier never returned and the officer went to check on his vehicle, where he noticed the glove compartment containing his gun was open. The off-duty officer then called authorities to report the stolen firearm.
Responding officers were shown Rivera's Instagram account and recognized her as one of the three women charged with prostitution following a raid at the Foxy Lady in Providence.
The suspects were later arrested and charged with felony larceny of a firearm and conspiracy. It's unclear if they have an attorney for this case. The officer has been placed on leave.
Rivera, along with two other women, allegedly offered to perform sex acts in exchange for money when they worked at the Foxy Lady. The adult club was shut down following the allegations, but has since been reopened.