Usually it’s just an embarrassment, but in Ashlie Alewine and Nakilya Wright’s case, it got them arrested. The two sisters were arrested on Dec. 26 after inadvertently pocket dialing the hotel in Naples, Fla., they had allegedly just robbed.
The robbery happened Nov. 18 at The InnPlace Hotel in Naples where a woman wearing gray sweatpants, a gray sweatshirt, sunglasses and a black bandana covering her mouth walked in, approached the woman at the front desk and put her hands inside the front pockets of her sweater indicating that she had a weapon, WBBH-TV reported.
When the suspect demanded money from the register, the clerk complied. Then, per the suspect’s orders, the victim laid down on the floor while the robber escaped.
Once she was safe, the clerk called the Naples Police Department, but while she was reporting the incident, the hotel’s front desk phone rang. When the woman answered, she heard a conversation between a voice that she told police belonged to the person who had just robbed the place, and Ashlie Alewine, 22, a former hotel employee who had just been fired two days earlier, according to the Broward-Palm Beach New Times.
The suspect — who was later identified as Alewine’s sister, Nakilya Wright, 18 — had pocket dialed the hotel and, without realizing it, described the robbery in detail, telling the other person how exactly everything went down, step-by-step, according to the paper.
Shelby Alewine, the owner of the cellphone number used to call the hotel, told police she sometimes shares the phone with her daughters and Wright later told officers she used the money from the robbery to fund her drug habit, WBBH-TV reported.
Alewine refused to answer any questions about her involvement in the robbery, but due to probable cause based on the sworn statement from the victim, video surveillance, and phone records, police believe she participated in the robbery as the getaway driver.
Both suspects were arrested Friday and charged with robbery and petty theft.