Man, woman charged after suspected porn shoot goes wrong

by: KIRO 7 STAFF Updated:

The incident happened earlier this year at the Hotel Vintage Park. (Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons)

A Portland couple have been charged with second-degree robbery after police say they took off with expensive equipment during what was planned to be a porn shoot in a Seattle hotel.

Kristin Plaschka and Dominique Giles traveled to Seattle together so Kristin could meet up with an adult film photographer at the Hotel Vintage Park, according to court documents.

The man who agreed to film her for the porn shoot told police that he started setting up his camera equipment at the Hotel Vintage Park and gave Plaschka a moment to look over a contract for the shoot.

He said it wasn't until he held out $100 to Plaschka that Giles, whom he didn't know at the time, came into the room. The man told police that Giles grabbed the money and demanded that he leave the room.

The man told police he refused to leave for a while and guarded his expensive equipment. He said that's when Giles pushed him, threatened him and knocked off his eyeglasses.

Giles said, "Just get out of here. This s*** is mine. Give me your money," the alleged victim told police.

Jacobs said Plaschka then warned him to get out and he did. Once out of the room, Jacobs said he raced to another room to call for help and after calling, he saw the couple leave with a piece of luggage in tow.

When he returned to his room, all of his valuables were gone.

Facebook proved to be a valuable asset in the case. The alleged victim said he found Plaschka on Facebook and in turn found her boyfriend, Giles. Police followed suit and reported verifying the names and contact information of both suspects.

Police said they called Plaschka and Giles at separate times, and both had different stories as to what happened that night.

Plaschka said the videographer had stolen a gift card from her the last time they met up so they were meeting that night to resolve things and discuss a porn shoot. But then things turned sour according to Plaschka, and he told police the man started pushing her around. Giles told investigators he showed up to protect her.

After hearing all three stories, police indicated they were suspicious of Plaschka's and Giles' stories. The tracking device on Jacob's stolen iPad was re-registered under the initials "KP" – Plaschka's initials. And police couldn't find any record proving that Giles left for Portland on a train as he'd said.

The pair are expected to be arraigned, where they'll enter a plea, later this year.

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