VERO BEACH – Deputies from Indian River County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Vero Bowl Lanes & Lounge on Monday about a suspicious incident involving a woman using the men’s restroom.
The manager told officers that an employee for Vero Bowl was in the men’s restroom and heard a female with a male in one of the stalls.
The employee informed the manager and said “they have been in the stall for about 20 minutes,” according to the report. He observed two people in the accessible stall and heard one of them say “shhhhhh.”
The male left the restroom to smoke a cigarette outside of Vero Bowl, and the female moved to the women’s restroom before police arrived.
Deputies made contact with Alexis Perna, 21, who said she was washing up and changing her clothes. Perna said she was in the men’s restroom watching a man named Mike getting undressed before he left to smoke a cigarette.
Perna said she just met Mike at the Howard Johnson Hotel where she’s been living since she left her apartment.
Deputies asked if she had anything illegal in her purse, which she replied “No.” Perna gave authorities consent to search her purse, and that’s when two syringes, a spoon, and a Chore boy was found in a glass tube.
She told police that the items “has to be Mike’s that’s not my stuff, Mike must have put that in my bag before he left the restroom.”
Perna was charged with Misdemeanor Possession Drug Paraphernalia and transported to the Indian River County Jail.
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