February 1, 2011

Stripper used shoe as weapon, police say

A scuffle between dancers results in a felony assault charge because a stiletto heel was allegedly used.

By David Hench dhench@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

PORTLAND — A scuffle between two exotic dancers at a strip club on Riverside Street has led to a felony charge against one of the women, who police say attacked the other with a stiletto-heeled shoe.

Portland police were called to PT's Showclub at 222 Riverside St. at 11:30 p.m. Saturday for a report of a fight between two workers.

They found that a fight had broken out between two of the strippers. Camile Robenek, 30, of South Portland had pushed Nerlend Previlon, 25, of Malden, Mass., to the floor, police said.

Previlon got up swinging one of her high-heel shoes, police said, hitting Robenek in the head and face. Robenek was taken to Maine Medical Center, where she was treated for facial injuries and released.

She was issued a summons to appear in court on a charge of simple assault.

Previlon was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, accused of using a weapon in the melee.

The police report did not indicate the reason for the fight, which occurred on the main floor of the club, not on stage. A call to the club was not returned by press time.

Aggravated assault is punishable by as much as five years in prison and a $5,000 fine, though penalties are typically significantly less. Simple assault is a misdemeanor, punishable by as much as 364 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.

Staff Writer David Hench can be contacted at 791-6327 or at: dhench@pressherald.com


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